Malacanang announces 2009 holidays

For corporate slaves who lok forward to long holidays for their much-needed break from the rat race, here are the official and special non-working holidays for the year 2009 in the Philippines:

Under Proclamation no. 1699, the following were declared holidays:

Maundy Thursday (April 9)

Good Friday (April 10)

Araw ng Kagitingan (April 6) 

Labor Day (May 1) 

Independence Day (June 12) 

National Heroes Day (August 31) 

Bonifacio Day (November 30)

Rizal Day (December 30) 

Special working holidays include:  Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21), All Saints Day (November 1) and New Year’s Eve (December 31). November 2 and December 24 were also added as special non-working days.

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