30 August 2011 Declared a National Holiday (4-Day Long Weekend in August)

Malacanang has declared 30 August 2011 (Tuesday) as a national non-working holiday (per Proclamation 234). This is another occurrence of a rare long weekend among the 2011 Philippine holidays under the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.

The holiday in August 30, 2011 is in observance of the last day of Ramadan, also called Eid ul-Fitr or Eid’l Fitr. That means we’ll have a four-day long weekend, 27-30 August 2011, because August 29 (Monday) is also a national holiday (National Heroes Day).

The clear shift away from the holiday economics of the previous administration (and Congress, which passed the law rationalizing the national holidays) is clear from the presidential issuance that fixed the dates of the legal holidays, Proclamation 84. To better appreciate the change in policy, read this related post.

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