For the longest and most lavish Christmas celebration, according to CNN, Filipinos need to have longer holiday breaks to celebrate the festivities with family and loved ones back home. To do such, take note of the remaining Philippine holidays before the arrival of the New Year.
December 2017 and January 2018 Holidays in the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 50 on August 16, 2016. It was released for public dissemination on Thursday, August 18th.
The remaining regular and special holidays in December 2017 are the following:
December 25, 2017, Monday – Christmas Day
December 30, 2017, Saturday – Rizal Day
December 31, 2017, Sunday – last day of the year
Government work suspended on December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018
Malacañang has suspended work in government offices for December 26, 2017, and January 2, 2018, to give state employees a longer holiday break, according to Memorandum Circular 37 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
“Further to Proclamation Nos. 50 and 269 issued by the President declaring 25 December 2017 and 01 January 2018 as Regular Holidays, and in order to give the employees of the government full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones, work in government offices, including government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, local governments units, and other agencies and instrumentalities, is hereby suspended on 26 December and 02 January 2018,” the memorandum stated.
The memorandum, however, was also stating that the agencies under health services, response to disaster and calamities, and vital services shall continue with their operations.
Following the Palace’s announcement, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno decided to suspend work in all courts nationwide also for December 26, 2017, and January 2, 2018.