December 8 – New Special Non-Working Holiday

As published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday signed Republic Act Number 10966 declaring December 8 of every year a special non-working holiday in the Philippines to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

A screenshot of the signed Republic Act No 10966.

Being predominantly Catholic, majority of the Philippine population celebrate this holy day of obligation by attending & hearing mass in churches. Catholic schools also have December 8 as a no-school day in commemoration of this important feast.

For travelers & workers, the first December 8 long weekend will be on December 8, 2020. December 8, 2018 falls on a Saturday while December 8, 2019 falls on a Sunday. Nonetheless, this is still a good news for everyone.

Happy long weekend guys! 😊 Hope everyone’s enjoying the holidays. 🎆


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