#WalangPasok: August 16 Declared as Special Non-Working Holiday for Davao City

This was declared by Malacañang in to celebrate the Kadayawan Festival

  • August 16, 2019 has been declared as a special non-working holiday for those that are living in the City of Davao
  • Proclamation No. 774 states that Davao City will have a special non-working holiday on that date to celebrate Kadayawan Festival
  • This is in addition to other holidays for the month of August

Manila, Philippines – When a holiday is near, people always check the dates, to either know how they can plan any vacation that they would take, or if they want to predict a possible long weekend ahead of time.

From a Tweet made by The Manila Bulletin’s Twitter account, it looks like there is a long weekend to expect, that is, if you are located in Davao City.

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#WalangPasok: Malacañang declared August 16 as a special non-working holiday for the City of Davao

In their Tweet, they show a declaration made by Malacañang for August 16, 2019. Proclamation No. 774 states that on that date, Davao City will have a special non-working holiday, and this is in order for them to celebrate their Kadayawan Festival.

Kadayawan Festival is a yearly festival in Davao City. The name is taken from their local dialect, which means good, valuable, or beautiful.

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Kadayawan Festival. Image credit:

As it was declared as a special non-working holiday, classes will be suspended on that day and government offices would generally be closed. Establishments that need to be open on that day will be required to pay their employees an additional 30% of their pay for that day.

August 16 falls on a Friday, and this means for the people of Davao City, they will have two long weekends for this month.

Eidul Adha is another holiday expected this August and it may fall on the 11th or 12th day of the month, which can give the people another long weekend to expect.


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