CALENDAR 2018There are at least 18 additional days for regrouping and unwinding in the 2018 calendar as Malacañang announced the regular holidays and special (nonworking) days for the year.
The 10 regular holidays are New Year’s Day (January 1), Maundy Thursday (March 29), Good Friday (March 30), Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9), Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes’ Day (August 27), Bonifacio Day (November 30), Christmas Day (December 25) and Rizal Day (December 30).
Meanwhile, Filipinos can look forward to the following special (nonworking) holidays in 2018: Chinese New Year
(February 16), EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary (February 25), Black Saturday (March 31), Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21), All Saints’ Day (November 1) and the last day of the year (December 31).
Unlike regular holidays, special (nonworking) holidays have no fixed dates and are either declared by the President or enacted by Congress.
Also declared “additional special (nonworking) days” were All Souls’ Day on November 2 and Christmas Eve on December 24.
Additional proclamations will be issued by Malacañang once the approximate dates of the national observance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha have been determined.