10 holidays remaining in 2015

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BAGUIO CITY June 11 – The public is reminded that there are ten remaining local and national holidays in 2015 where there will be no classes and work in certain parts or in the entire country during those dates.

Of the 10 remaining holidays this year, 4 are described to be special local holidays while 6 are already declared national holidays.

The already declared national holidays where there will be no work and classes are the celebration of the country’s 117th Independence Day on Friday, June 12; the commemoration of the 32nd death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno Simeon C. Aquino, Sr. on Friday, August 21, the celebration of National Heroes Day on Monday, August 31; the commemoration of the death anniversary of Andres Bonifacio on Monday, November 30; the celebration of Christmas Day on Friday, December 25 and the commemoration of the martyrdom of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, on Wednesday, December 30.

ON June 18, there will be no classes and no work in the whole province of Ifugao following the celebration of the province’s 48th founding anniversary while there will also be no classes in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) comprising of the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga and the cities of Tabuk and Baguio on July 15because of the celebration of the 28th founding anniversary of CAR as a special administrative region.

It will be an extended long weekend for Baguio city because there will be no classes and no work in the country’s Summer Capital on September 1 because of the celebration of the city’s 106th Charter anniversary. The holiday will be proceeding the weekend of August 29 and 30 and the declared holiday on August 31.

No November 23, it will be the turn of Benguet to have no classes and no work provincewide because of the upcoming celebration of the province’s founding anniversary simultaneous with the staging of its prestigious Adivay Festival.

The two Muslim holidays will be announced later because there is still a need to establish the occurrence of the new moon which is the basis of their month-long Ramadan.

By Dexter A. See

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