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National Non-working Holidays 2011, Long Weekends & MMDA Number Coding
You may have seen the list of regular holidays for 2011 on other blogs but this blog post is about the recently announced Proclamation 84 making this list official where it officially says goodbye to holiday economics of PGMA...back to regular holiday schedules.
2011 Non-Working Holidays and Long Weekends
The regular holidays include Jan. 1 (Saturday) as New Year’s Day; Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday);
Holy Week 2011:
Maundy Thursday – April 21 Good Friday – April 22 Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday) Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)
National Heroes Day – Aug. 29 (Last Monday of August) Bonifacio Day – Nov. 30 (Wednesday);
Christmas Day – Dec. 25 (Sunday) Rizal Day – Dec. 30 (Friday)
Special non-working holidays 2011:
Ninoy Aquino Day – Aug. 21 (Sunday) All Saints’ Day – Nov. 1 (Tuesday) Last Day of the Year – Dec. 31 (Saturday)
Declared special holiday for all schools is the EDSA Revolution anniversary on Feb. 25, which falls on a Friday (no classes)
The Islam feast of Eid’l Adha (end of the hajj or pilgimage to Mecca) shall be celebrated as a national holiday besides Eid' Fitr (end of Ramadan for Muslims)
Note: MMDA number coding is suspended during the holidays mentioned above. Number coding in Makati though needs to be confirmed as they operate the so-called Republic of Makati, thus no number coding suspension, not even a number coding window of 10am to 3pm as implemented almost anywhere in Metro Manila
All in all, there are less long weekends in 2011 in the time of P-Noy compared with PGMA...I miss PGMA, but only for this one :P