[PH] Is August 09, 2013 A Regular Holiday Or Not?

24 July 2013

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The reason you were landed here because you were looking for the answer. Is it really a holiday on August 09, 2013? This is quite difficult to answer at least for now simply because the reason is the government still does not declare such. I know you are pretty excited for the mere fact that August 09 should be a holiday right? At least for unofficial statement coming from other external sources.

Update: August 01, 2013

  • Reserve date August 09, 2013 to celebrate and unwind for it is now declared as HOLIDAY.
Under proclamation no. 629 s2013, which stated that 9 August 2013, Friday, will be a national Regular Holiday in the observance of Eid'l Fitr or Feast of Ramadhan.

HOWEVER, not all companies observe holiday, in case, you want to know the pay rules when working on holidays, see below.

Pay rules:Regular Holiday and Special Non-Working Day Pay Rules


For most individuals such as private and public employees and students, this day could be a great day. Indeed, if it is declared a Holiday. ( I hope it is a Holiday too ^_^ ).

august 09 2013 holiday

Under proclamation no. 549 series of 2012, declaring regular holidays, special non-working days, and special holiday for all schools for the year 2013.

As of today(07-24-2013), the official Philippine Gazette posted holidays.

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Tuesday)
March 28
March 29
April 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day
May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Black Saturday
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) days
-
Last Day of the Year
March 30
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Monday)

External Sources Declare August 09 2013 as Regular Holiday

With some external sources like portalseven and Timeanddate, they already posted and declared August 09 2013, Friday as a regular holiday in celebration of Eidul-Fitar(Muslim Celebration).

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba(sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr. Source: Eid-al Fitr
Become a Regular Holiday If NCMF Declared it

However, this observance(also Eidul Adha to be declared under  RA No. 9849) to be declared as national holiday shall be announced with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) under Section 2 of this proclamation 549 s2012. As of this date, NCMF still does not declares August 09 2013 to be a regular holiday. If however NCMF decides to declare, it will inform the Office of the President  and it is expected to post an update in the Philippine Government( http://www.gov.ph )and DOLE (http://dole.gov.ph/).

So the question whether August 09 2013 is holiday or not, it still  undetermined.

For the updates, you can regularly check this post. Thank you! :)

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