Finally! Quarantine is over. Travel restrictions are lifted. Borders are already open. Pwede na tayong gumala! Good news for those who are planning for a vacation trip, we have 4 long weekends this 2022! For you to properly plan for your outing and maximize your vacation time for the year, here is the full list of regular holidays and special non-working days for 2022 under Proclamation 1236 released on October 29, 2021, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
This year, Malacañang declared 10 regular holidays, 6 special non-working days and 3 special working days. 4 of these fall on Monday and Friday making 4 long weekends.
Plan well every Juan! Blessings to your 2022!
Under the proclamation, All Souls’ Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve were declared as Special Working Days. As the proclamation reads, “For the country to recover from the adverse economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special (working) days instead.”
“The proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.”