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Non-Working Holidays 2010 Long Weekends in the Philippines
Recently released by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Proclamation 1841 declaring list of 10 regular holidays, four special non-working holidays and a special holiday for 2010..
List of Regular Holidays holidays in 2010:
New Year's Day (January 1), Maundy Thursday (April 1), Good Friday (April 2), Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9), Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 14, Monday nearest June 12), National Heroes Day (August 30, last Monday of August), Bonifacio Day (November 29, Monday nearest November 30), Christmas Day (December 25, Saturday), and Rizal Day (December 27, Monday nearest December 30).
Under Republic Act 9492, holidays, except those that are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation.
Special non-working days:
Ninoy Aquino Day (August 23, Monday nearest Aug August 23), All Saints Day (Nov. 1, Monday), as well as December 24 and December 31, the last day of the year.
The 1986 People Power Revolution anniversary (February 22, Monday nearest February 25) is a special holiday for schools
Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) and Eid'l Adha, to be announced later, dates reckoned from the lunar calendar.
PGMA also signed Republic Act 9645 declaring July 27 of every year as special national "working holiday" in recognition of the founding anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).