March 28-Maundy Thursday, March 29- Good Friday are Regular Holidays while March 30- Black Saturday is Special Holiday for the observance of Holy Week in Philippines.
By virtue of Proclamation No. 459, there are ten regular holidays, seven special non-working days, and one special holiday for all schools for the year 2013, as follows:
- New Year’s Day, January 1 (Tuesday)
- Maundy Thursday, March 28
- Good Friday, March 29
- Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9 (Tuesday)
- Labor Day, May 1 (Wednesday)
- Independence Day, June 12 (Wednesday)
- National Heroes Day, August 26 (Last Monday of August)
- Bonifacio Day, November 30 (Saturday)
- Christmas Day, December 25 (Wednesday)
- Rizal Day, December 30 (Monday)
- Black Saturday, March 30
- Ninoy Aquino Day, August 21 (Wednesday)
- All Saints Day, November 1 (Friday)
- Additional special (non-working) days
- November 2 (Saturday)
- December 24 (Tuesday)
- Last Day of the Year, December 31 (Tuesday).
EDSA Revolution Anniversary, February 25 (Monday). The labor and employment chief said President Aquino III affirmed Black Saturday, together with November 2 and December 24, 2013, as additional special non-working days nationwide, citing the need to enable the Filipino people to observe their most cherished traditions, Holy Week, All Saints Day, and Christmas, “without prejudice to the public interest.”
In addition, Section 2 of Proclamation No. 459 provides that “the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter 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.”
“To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall,” the Proclamation further provides.