Friday, January 17, 2014

Philippine Holidays, Festivities, Movies for 2014

It's already past mid-January, time flies. I know many are aware of the list of Holidays, Festivities and Movies for 2014 already but I'm still making a post summarizing on these, anyway, for my own personal reference.

The list of holidays was declared since last year Sept. 25, 2013 by President Benigno Aquino III and there are 18 of them. For the full version of the announcement, you may read Proclamation No. 655. Proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid'l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall be issued after the dates of Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar. According to Our Awesome Planet, tentative Eid'l Fitr is on July 28 and Eidul Adha is on Oct. 4.

I'm actually excited for the long weekends and there are 4 of them, namely:

    1. Chinese New Year - Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 (Friday to Sunday) - Yehey! I'm going to attend the Grand Baby Fair 2014 and also celebrate the birthdays of my 2 siblings and of course the Chinese New Year here in Binondo!
    2. Holy Week - Apr. 17 to 20 (Thursday to Sunday) - Hmm...I need to ask about this and plan for this with my family asap. I want to attend an Easter Sunday event with my baby! (I also want to attend a Halloween trick or treat event! Oops, this is for October, haha!)
    3. National Heroes Day - Aug. 23 to 25 (Saturday to Monday) - Wow, my birthday falls on a long weekend! I wonder how will I celebrate it this year?
    4. Christmas Day - Dec. 24 to 28 (Wednesday to Sunday) - Hooray, what a sweet Christmas we're going to have this year! Plan plan plan!!!

 Check out this infographic made by the Official Gazette, very user-friendly.
Infographic from the Official Gazette.

Here's a separate table listed based on the type of holidays and shows the days of the week.

Here's an infographic explaining the difference between a Regular Holiday and a Special Non-Working Holiday.

Infographic from the Official Gazette.

You can check out Our Awesome Planet's comprehensive compilation on all Philippine festivities for 2014.

And now, here's an infographic of the top 20 most anticipated movies for 2014 as compiled by Pinoy Exchange. I'm so excited to watch LEGO Movie! I need to persuade, plead and treat my hubby to watch this with me.

Infographic from Pinoy Exchange.

Here are some of the occasions that I need to take note of:
March 5 - Ash Wednesday
March 29 - Earth Hour (Saturday) 8:30pm to 9:30pm
April 13 - Palm Sunday
April 22 - Earth Day
May 11 - Mother's Day
June 14 - Father's Day
July 1 - Hubby's Birthday
Dec 8 - Baby's 2nd Birthday

I hope I could plan and initiate something to make use of these long weekends. I hope that I could be more thoughtful and loving during this year's special occasions. Hoping that 2014 would be a more fun, fruitful and financially-friendly year for me. I also hope that I could have more movie night outs with my hubby, family and friends. I need more Me Time, please! :)

Mommy Sally


  1. I love your list of most anticipated movies! We are watching out for Noah :-)

  2. Very helpful info, especially the Pay Rules! I've been meaning to post the list of movies I am personally looking forward to this year, but have never gotten around to yet. Haha.

  3. I am so looking forward to the holidays. I've scheduled a trip alone with my college BFF/sister in law and it'll be my very first experience out of the country. :) Great post, by the way. Very helpful especially to those who are employed, gives them things to weigh on before deciding on taking their offs. :)

    1. Thank you May! Enjoy your first out of the country trip! :)

  4. As a working mom, I love holidays especially long week-ends. ♥♥♥

  5. Very informative Ms. Sally. I love holidays because it will surely double my pay hehe and the long weekend to spend with my family.