Monday holiday is 2016’s
2nd long week-end break
TAGBILARAN CITY, February 1 (PIA)—The second long weekend break in the country, at least for week-day workers, happens on Monday, February 8.
The day has been declared under Proclamation 1105 as a special non-working holiday, it being the Chinese New Year.
The year 2016 also opened with a Friday, January 1 which is the New Year, a regular holiday in the country. This has been the year’s first long weekend.
Another holiday in February comes this February 25, a Thursday, another special non-working holiday.
Based on the list, there will be six “long weekend” breaks for 2016.
For some holidays falling on either a Friday or a Monday, which are days before or after a weekend, other long week-end breaks include March 24 (Holy Week’s Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday, August 29 (National Heroes Day) October 31 (Day before all Saints’ Day), and December 30 (Rizal Day to the last day of the year).
For the Chinese community in Bohol, celebrating the Chinese New year is always a cherished tradition of showcasing the rich an colorful Chinese culture.
Aside from elaborately decorating nooks of the malls in extravagant red, and people with Chinese blood in their veins don on red, said to be the luckiest Chinese color.
Also omnipresent in the malls and even specialty stores on that day would be tikoy, a delicacy made from sticky rice.
Main malls here also put up show cases of the red lanterns, paper dragons and the handling out of red envelops with cash, most of the big store owners here have Chinese blood.