The Malacañang has officially released the list of official holidays in 2016! This is surely a joy to many of us who love to travel and explore places. We could now plan our trips around long weekends and holidays plus avail of great discounts from tour packages and airline tickets by booking much earlier.
Proclamation No. 1105, issued to the public on August 26, lists all the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2016. Mark your calendar and take note of these long weekends: January 1 - 3, February 6 - 8, March 24 - 27, August 27 - 29, October 29 - November 1, and December 30, 2016 - January 2, 2017.
There are a number of special holidays observed by the country, the dates are still to be determined or might be limited to a certain locality/group. For instance, dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha are often announced when these are drawing near, especially because the observances are dependent on Islamic astronomical calculations, the lunar calendar, or the Islamic calendar (Hijra).
Plan your trips ahead. Have fun!