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Philippine Holidays 2021

The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2021 shall be observed in the country as per PROCLAMATION  NO. 986 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 30, 2020.

Please note the following dates if you have important travel plans for the new year. Also, please be aware of Covid19 safety and health protocols when traveling to avoid getting infected with the dreaded infection.

Date NameType
1 JanFridayNew Year’s DayRegular Holiday
12 FebFridayChinese Lunar New Year’s DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
25 FebThursdayPeople Power AnniversarySpecial Non-working Holiday
1 AprThursdayMaundy ThursdayRegular Holiday
2 AprFridayGood FridayRegular Holiday
3 AprSaturdayBlack SaturdaySpecial Non-working Holiday
9 AprFridayThe Day of ValorRegular Holiday
1 MaySaturdayLabor DayRegular Holiday
12 JunSaturdayIndependence DayRegular Holiday
20 JulTuesdayEid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)Regular Holiday
21 JulWednesdayEid al-Adha Day 2Common local holiday
21 AugSaturdayNinoy Aquino DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
30 AugMondayNational Heroes DayRegular Holiday
1 NovMondayAll Saints’ DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
2 NovTuesdayAll Souls’ DaySpecial Working Holiday
30 NovTuesdayBonifacio DayRegular Holiday
8 DecWednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionSpecial Non-working Holiday
24 DecFridayChristmas EveSpecial Working Holiday
25 DecSaturdayChristmas DayRegular Holiday
30 DecThursdayRizal DayRegular Holiday
31 DecFridayNew Year’s EveSpecial Working Holiday
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/philippines/2021

Update: I’ve made some adjustments to the following dates; November 2, December 24, and 31, being declared by Malacañang as Special Working Holidays. A no-work no-pay policy applies on the said dates, according to the government.

Benefits of Drinking Water in the Morning

Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning can be immensely beneficial for the body

Photo by quokkabottles on Unsplash

We tend to complicate things when it comes to taking care of our health. A few simple steps can go a long way in taking care of our health, and one easy way of ensuring it is by drinking sufficient water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Not only does it clear your stomach, but it also goes a long way in reducing the risk of several diseases.

Firstly, it purifies the colon and improves the stomach’s chances to absorb nutrients properly. It is also one of the secrets behind glowing skin, as water removes the toxins from the blood. Drinking water also helps in losing weight.

The water treatment therapy boosts your metabolism. Drink about eight glasses of lukewarm water (two liters) on an average daily is recommended. You can start slowly and then gradually increase the water intake.

Credit to Dr. Gary Sy Facebook Health Page for the health information.

Low Maintenance Plants for You

Have you been thinking of collecting plants just like your friends but too lazy to care for one? Fret not. Some plants suit your personality, plants that do not need much care and attention.

Photo by Minh Pham on Unsplash

Plant experts identified Snake Plants and Arrowhead Plants as low maintenance. They only need minimal water and moderate light exposure to survive.

Snake and Arrowhead Plants are best to grow inside the house. In fact, these plants belong to the list of most popular indoor plants among growers and plant hobbyists, and enthusiasts.

Besides beautifying the home, there are also benefits to growing plants. Plants soothe the tired eyes and make you feel happy, especially if you have flowering plants. Plants also purify the air we breathe as they trap various toxins in the air.

I want a neat mini garden to create a cozy atmosphere at home. So, Snake and Arrowhead plants will definitely be on top of my list once I start my planting journey.