Chinese New Year (January 23, 2012) – Special holiday in the Philippines





It’s another long weekend as Malacañang includes Chinese Spring Festival also known as Chinese New year, Monday, January 23, 2012 into the list of special holidays in the Philippines.

Noted under Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011:

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

Click here to view the list of declared holidays for the year 2012.



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