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WALANG PASOK: Palace Declares February 9, 2024 a Special Non-Working Day

WALANG PASOK: Palace Declares February 9, 2024  a Special Non-Working Day
WALANG PASOK: Palace Declares February 9, 2024  a Special Non-Working Day

 In a recent proclamation, Malacañang declared that February 9, 2024, is a special non-working day throughout the Philippines in celebration of the Chinese New Year. This declaration gives the public the opportunity to fully celebrate this important holiday and also allows them to take advantage of a longer weekend. The proclamation, signed by the President and Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on January 18, 2024, directs the Department of Labor and Employment to issue an appropriate circular to implement this for the private sector.


The Chinese New Year is an essential festival in the Chinese culture that marks the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The celebration is typically marked by several traditions such as a reunion dinner with family, giving of red envelopes containing "lucky money," and setting off of fireworks. This event is not only celebrated in China but also in other countries, including the Philippines, where there is a significant Chinese population.

The proclamation of February 9, 2024, as a special non-working day is a testament to the country's recognition and respect for the Chinese culture, which is an integral part of the country's diverse cultural heritage. This declaration allows Filipinos to participate fully in the festivities and also provides an opportunity for the country to showcase its rich cultural diversity to the world.



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