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Philippines Public Holiday February 8
 
(Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2016)

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)

The Philippines Government has tweeted a reminder to the Philippines population that President Benigno Aquino III had declared Monday, February 8, 2016, as a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines, on account of the upcoming annual Chinese New Year public holiday of the Philippines.

The aforementioned tweet ("LONG WEEKEND AHEAD! February 8, 2016, Monday, is a special (non-working) day"), reminding the Philippines population that President Benigno Aquino III had declared Monday, February 8, 2016, as a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines, on account of the upcoming annual Chinese New Year public holiday of the Philippines, is in line with the announced list of non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2016, as per Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, signed by Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, last summer (26-Aug-2015), and which offered a bizarre rationalization for the declaration of Chinese New Year as a public holiday in the Philippines in 2016 ("WHEREAS, on 8 February 2016, Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate their 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, and such date may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest").

An annual public holiday, in the Philippines, for Chinese New Year, had been promised for many years (31-Jan-2014, 19-Jan-2011, 12-Jan-2011, 03-Jan-2011, 28-Jan-2010, 22-Aug-2009, 14-May-2009, and 14-Mar-2009), and has been included ad hoc in the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Philippines, most recent years (23-Jul-2014, 30-Sep-2013, and 01-Dec-2011), though not all (03-Sep-2012 and 01-Sep-2012).

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