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DepEd Releases List of School Holidays for 2015

In conformity with Presidential Proclamation No. 831, the Department of Education, Philippines announced last August 4, 2014 the calendar schedule of regular holidays, special holidays and special non-working holidays for all schools for the year 2015.

DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said that -“Information crucial to planning should be distributed with urgency; it steers decision-making functions and policies to their most efficient positions. It is a way to ensure that we are proactive in delivering the education agenda.” The list will guide both private and public schools in planning their academic calendars.

The list of holidays are as follows:

REGULAR HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day  - 1 January (Thursday)
Maundy Thursday - 2 April
Good Friday - 3 April
Araw ng Kagitingan - 9 April (Thursday)
Labor Day - 1 May (Friday)
Independence Day - 12 June (Friday)
National Heroes Day - 31 August (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - 30 November (Monday)
Christmas Day - 25 December (Friday)
Rizal Day - 30 December (Wednesday)

SPECIAL NON-WORKING DAYS
Chinese New Year - 19 February (Thursday)
Black Saturday - 4 April
Ninoy Aquino Day - 21 August (Friday)
All Saints Day - 1 November (Sunday)
Special non-working days - 2 January (Friday)

SPECIAL HOLIDAY FOR ALL SCHOOLS
EDSA Revolution Anniversary - 25 February (Wednesday)


The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) will issue and announce the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha at a later date.

Source: www.deped.gov.ph

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