# Palace tweets: 'Long weekend' ahead! | DEPED TAMBAYAN PH DEPED TAMBAYAN


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Malacañang on Friday reminded the public of the "long weekend" this February.
President Benigno Aquino III declared February 8, which falls on a Monday, as a special non-working day.

"WHEREAS, on 8 February 2016, Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate their Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines, and such date may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest..." Aquino's Proclamation No. 1105 says.

The President has also declared February 25, which falls on a Thursday, as a special non-working day by virtue of Proclamation 1071.

Source: GMA NEWS

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