Get ready to plan your trips this coming 2018 as the Malacañang Palace releases the list of National Regular and Special Holidays through Proclamation no. 269 s. 2017 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last July 17.

The proclamation lists 20 regular holidays and eight special non-working holidays. It also adds two extra holidays—All Souls’ Day and Christmas Eve—meant to “strengthen family ties.”

Meanwhile, announcements regarding national holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be released once the dates for the Islamic holidays have been determined. The actual dates for these will be given by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos to the Office of the President.

Itching for long weekends, already? Check out the complete list of holidays below!



If in case your vacation plans don't push through and you need to work during regular holidays, chin up! As a recent CNN Philippines report notes: "Those who work on regular holidays are paid at least 200 percent of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance. Employees who work on special non-working days are paid at least 130 percent of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance."

Not bad for heading to work on a day without traffic, right?

This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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