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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 814, (1979-02-15)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 814, February 15, 1979 ]

ALL Concerned

WHEREAS, there is a need to proclaim special public holidays in addition to the regular legal holidays in order to preserve our cultural traditions and to observe special events;

WHEREAS, it is imperative to release and declare these special holidays and guidelines thereof at the start of the year in order to allow different sectors to correspondingly adjust their respective calenders;

NOW, THEREFORE, you are hereby directed to follow the following guidelines and observe the listed special holidays for CY 1979:

SECTION l. Special holidays for local government may be proclaimed but such days shall be regular working days.

SEC. 2. All working days from time to time falling between holidays or between a holiday and a weekend shall net be considered special holidays.

SEC. 3. All other special holidays for special purposes such as elections and related events shall be covered by special proclamations.

SEC, 4. Academic holidays due to floods and typhoons shall be governed by the Ministry of Education and Culture rules and regulations.  For Signal No. 1 classes may be suspended at the discretion of the school management ; Signal No. 2, classes in Elementary and High School levels will be suspended; and Signal No. 3, classes in all levels will be suspended.

SEC. 5. All private and government offices shall follow announcement by the Office of the President as regards holidays due to floods and typhoons in accordance with Memorandum Circular No. 1105.

SEC. 6. For unforseen special holidays that may prolong the suspension of work, the Saturdays immediately following such holidays may be declared as working days.

SEC. 7.  The aforesaid Guidelines shall be followed for calendar year 1979 and the years thereafter until otherwise repealed by subsequent legislations.


List of Holidays for 1979
I. Legal Public Holidays
    1 January (Monday) — New Year's Day
    9 April (Monday) — Bataan Day
    12 April (Thursday) — Maundy Thursday
    13 April (Friday) — Good Friday
    1 May (Tuesday) — Labor Day
    12 June (Tuesday) — Independence Day
    4 July (Wednesday) — Fil-Am Day
    26 August (Sunday) — National Heroes Day
    30 November (Friday) — Bonifacio Day
    25 December (Tuesday) — Christmas Day
    30 December (Sunday) — Rizal Day
II. Nationwide Special Holidays
    11 September (Tuesday) — Barangay Day
    21 September (Friday) — National Thanksgiving Day
    1 November (Thursday) — All Saints Day
    31 December (Monday) — In lieu of Rizal Day which falls on a Sunday
Done in the city of Manila, this 15th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.

President of the Philippines