No holiday on ‘All Soul’s Day’

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Work and classes will not be suspended on November 2, All Souls’ Day, Malacañang said on Saturday.

All Souls’ Day is a Catholic feast day for remembering departed loved ones. This year, it falls on a Monday.

In a radio interview, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said that President Benigno Aquino 3rd will not declare November 2 a holiday.

“Pasensya na po, hindi po holiday ‘yung November 2. Marami pong nagtatanong sa akin (My apologies, November 2 is not a holiday. Many have been asking me about it),” Valte told government-run dzRB radio.


“We have two days to pay our respects to our departed loved ones. Our preparations for this year will be the same,” she added in Filipino.

People usually flock to cemeteries starting October 31 or the eve of All Saints’ Day, November 1.

November 1 (Sunday), All Saints’ Day, is declared a special non-working day.
Meanwhile, Valte said that the government is already preparing for the All Saints’ Day weekend.

She said that aside from security, the main concern for the government is the flow of traffic going to and from cemeteries and the provinces.

“It will be ensuring that there will be an orderly flow of people going to our major cemeteries and for those who may be going to the provinces to visit their loved ones,” she said.

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4 Comments

  1. ehh backit meron po pasok sa nov 2?madaya naman kasi walang pasok nga sa nov.1 kasi sunday na nga ito backit iniba don’t you think people should have rest from anything or do you just want them to slave away for their intier life with no hope of rest why i say u should add just one more day for students in the city

  2. Jan del Rosario on

    Kung sinasabi nyo pong People usually flock to cemeteries starting October 31 or the eve of All Saints’ Day, November 1. Dapat i-holiday din ang October 31 (Saturday) kasi may mga private offices na may Saturday work. Dapat kasi pag nagdedeclare ng holiday kino-consider din yung mga may pasok ng saturday, hindi yun ang basis lang ay monday-friday na work schedule.

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