Plan the best travel year with the official list of PH holidays for 2017

Coron, Palawan
Coron Island in Palawan is one of the top destinations in the country and in the world. (image credit: Charm Villalon)

It’s more fun in the Philippines and visiting the most scenic spots around the country should be on your bucket list.

However, if you are an employee and your lifestyle requires careful planning of your time, you should know that just today, August 18, President Rodrigo Duterte released the official list of holidays for the incoming year 2017.

Here are the dates that you can look forward to:

Regular Holidays

January 1  (Sunday)     New Year’s Day

April 9       (Sunday)     Araw ng Kagitingan

April 13                Maundy Thursday

April 14                Good Friday

May 1 (Monday) Labor Day

June 12  (Monday)    Independence Day

August 28 (Monday) National Heroes’ Day

November 30 (Thursday) Bonifacio Day

December 25 (Monday) Christmas Day

December 30 (Saturday) Rizal Day

Special Non-working Holidays

January 28 (Saturday)    Chinese New Year

February 25 (Saturday) EDSA People Power Anniversary

April 15                Black Saturday

August 21 (Monday) Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1 (Wednesday) All Saints’ Day

December 31 (Sunday) Last Day of the Year

October 31 (Tuesday) Additional Special (non-working) day

Planning your travels early assures that you will enjoy your much deserved holidays hassle-free. We have provided some tips to help you manage your future getaways:

  • Book your plane tickets a year (or months) early through promo fares provided by local airline companies.
  • Choosing your hotel in advance will save you the trouble. Hotel bookings can be done online through credit card or over-the-counter payments.
  • Read travel blogs to know more about the places that you are planning to visit.
  • Ask around. Your friends or family members can give the most accurate hotel and restaurant reviews.
  • Save up. Making sure that you have the right budget for your trip will give you the peace of mind and will definitely make your trip stress-free from unpredictable financial woes while on the road.
  • Travel with a friend. Share these tips with a friend and together, travel the Philippines in the most practical and time-efficient way.
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