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#WalangPasok: August 21 and 26 Declared as National Holidays

Walang Pasok: Some of the holidays also call for a long weekend.

Walang Pasok: List of Holidays For The Month of August 2019

  • August has a few days wherein they are already declared as a special non-working holiday and a regular holiday
  • August 21 is a special non-working holiday for the country to celebrate Ninoy Aquino Day, while August 26 is for National Heroes Day
  • There has been no official announcement yet on when Eidul Adha this year will be set on August 11 or 12, hence it is not yet declared which day the holiday will fall upon

Manila, Philippines – As it is with every other month, August has its own holidays to celebrate and there is both a regular holiday and a special non-working holiday, too.

When a regular holiday is declared, classes are suspended on that day, as well as most private and government offices. If an employee needs to work on the said day, they must be compensated by their employer and will be paid 200% of their daily rate for that day.

A special non-working holiday also affects schools and most offices as well. Those that need to work during the holiday will be given an additional 30%.

Walang Pasok: August 21 is Ninoy Aquino Day and August 26 is National Heroes Day.
Walang Pasok: August 21 is Ninoy Aquino Day and August 26 is National Heroes Day.

In a post by ABS-CBN News on their Facebook page, August 21, 2019, is declared as a special non-working holiday to celebrate Ninoy Aquino Day. This date falls on a Wednesday.

National Heroes Day is on August 26, 2019, and is a regular holiday. This date falls on a Monday, which means the dates August 24, 25, and 26 is a perfect time for planning any family activities and such as it became a long weekend for both workers and students alike.

Eidul Adha, also known as the “Feast of the Sacrifice,” is also celebrated in August. This year, it is supposed to be celebrated on August 12, 2019, but as of yet, there has been no official announcement from Malacañang regarding declaring this date as a holiday, but we will keep you posted as soon as possible.

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