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September 8 of Every Year Declared As Special Non-Working Holiday

President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed the law declaring September 8 of every year as a special non-working holiday.

Most Filipino people love long vacations and holidays so they could spend more time together with their family, friends, and loved ones.

Many students and employees usually spend the holidays to take a rest and even visit different places for relaxation.

Special Non-Working Holiday

Good news for Filipino people, Malacañang Palace declared September 8 of every year as a non-working holiday after signed by President Duterte.

Last August 8, 2019, Mr. Duterte signed the Republic Act No. 11370 declaring September 8 as a special non-working holiday in commemoration of the feast of Blessed Virgin Mary.

“September 8 of Every Year is hereby declared a special working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” the law states.

In 2017, President Duterte also signed the Republic Act No. 10966 declaring December 8 a special non-working holiday in observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion.

The holiday declaration aims to allow the Filipino people to strengthen their faith and devotion to God believing Mary, Jesus’ mother was conceived without sin.

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