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The Office of the President recently announced the official list of public holidays for 2018. The list includes regular holidays and special non-working holidays, including additional special non-working days for All Soul’s Eve and Christmas Eve.
According to CNN Philippines, the following holidays were listed:
January 1, 2018, Monday – New Year’s Day
March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday
March 30, 2018 – Good Friday
April 9, 2018, Monday – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1, 2018, Tuesday – Labor Day
June 12, 2018, Tuesday – Independence Day
August 27, 2018, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
November 30, 2018, Friday – Bonifacio Day
December 25, 2018, Tuesday – Christmas Day
December 30, 2018, Sunday – Rizal Day
Special (non-working) days:
February 16, 2018, Friday – Chinese New Year
February 25, 2018, Sunday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
March 31, 2018 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2018, Tuesday – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1, 2018, Thursday – All Saints’ Day
December 31, 2018, Monday – last day of the year
Additional special (non-working) holidays:
November 2, 2018, Friday
December 24, 2018, Monday
For 2018, Filipinos will have a total 4 long weekends to look forward to: Feb. 16 to 18, Apr. 7 to 9, Aug. 25 to 27 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. This does not include however the long weekends for All Saint’s and All Soul’s Days, the Lenten Season and the Christmas Season.
The Islamic holidays of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be announced as soon as the dates are determined based on the Islamic calendar.
Tips On How To Get Cheap Flights
More and more Filipinos are able to travel not only to local destinations but also to nearby destinations in Asia. This is mainly because of stiff competition among local airlines, with each of them vying for ticket sales. This has lead to several online flight promos that feature lower all inclusive fares and even 1 peso base fares.
Here are tips on how to get the cheapest flights for your next holiday in 2018.
Subscribe to promo alerts and social media news feeds of local airlines. Most local airlines have social media presence where they announce their latest promos. Like their pages to get the latest news. On these airlines’ websites, you can sign up for email alerts when they have their seat sales.
Book online to get the cheapest fares. Most of the seat sale promos can be bought online and are only offered online. And with most airlines accepting ATM payments now, you do not need a credit card to buy your ticket online.
Compare fares across airlines. If in case, you do not make it to any of the seat sales, you can still get cheap tickets if you book and buy way ahead of your travel dates. Just make sure to compare prices across the different local airlines.