President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 295, which details the holidays for year 2012, on November 24, the palace announced on December 1. The proclamation lists 18 holidays in total consisting of 12 regular holidays, five non-working days, and one special holiday.
A new addition to the list is the declaration of Chinese New Year, January 23, as a special non-working day to show the people's "solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people."
Below is the complete list of holidays for 2012 as listed in Proclamation No. 295 on Gov.ph:
A. Regular Holidays
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
* Note: The dates for regular Islamic holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be declared after the exact dates are determined on the Islamic calendar or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.
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