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Three holidays up in Bohol this week

Tagbilaran City (30 October) -- THREE holidays mark the beginning of November. Three more are expected by the end of the month.

This as by law, November 1, which falls on a Sunday has been declared special non working day while the following day, November 2 was also lumped in Proclamation 1699 as additional special non working day.

November 1 is traditionally celebrated in the Christian world as All Saints' Day while November 2 is All Souls' Day.

The Proclamation, which President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) signed last December 24, 2008 declared 12 other regular and special holidays of 2009.

Meanwhile, by virtue of Republic Act 7448, November 4, Wednesday is a special non-working holiday in Bohol to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late Boholano President Carlos P. Garcia.

The act leaves Tuesday, Thursday and Friday as regular working days for the week.

Over the "hassle" caused by Tuesday as a working day and then breaking again on Wednesday, some school administrators here have reportedly contemplated on declaring Tuesday as non-working day.

That also means they would be putting up a Saturday class on a convenient date to make up for the lost class day, unconfirmed reports bared.

Towards the end of the month, when the Muslim worlds celebrates Eid'l Adha, PGMA has declared November 27-28 Friday and Saturday as national Holiday through Proclamation 1808.

Eid'l Adha or the feast celebrated when Abraham offers his son Isaac is one of the two great Islamic feasts and resembles the greats Christian feasts of Christmas, Easter and All Saints Day.

According to the proclamation, the declaration is an accommodation of ethic traditions, which the Filipinos respond.

By November 30, another regular holiday comes with the nationwide celebration of Bonifacio Day. (PIA) [top]

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