palawanFor those who are asking for long weekends, and long days to travel here and abroad, this 2016 may not be your year. But we are pretty certain that the year of the Rooster will greatly be one of your favorites!

All hail to the year 2017! We have a whopping 7 long weekends to look forward to! And while we are still a few months away from capping off 2016, we have provided you the dates for these 7 long weekends, so that you could prep as early as now.

1. December 30, 2016 to January 1, 2017 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)

What best way to start a year but with a long, and relaxing vacation! Alas! We will all be welcoming the year 2017 with a bang, for it will fall on a long weekend. Holiday cheers, and spending the season with your loved ones is just an exciting happening to plan, so why not try catching the colorful fireworks and well-lighted skies in a foreign land during this long Holiday break or  feast to an array of mouthwatering culinary delights! Say spend the Holidays in Hong Kong, or Australia, or if the budget permits, why not book a family trip to the Big Apple, yeah?


2. April 13 to 16, 2017 (Holy Week)

For most Filipinos, Holy Week is considered to be sacred. We suggest that you take a new way of celebrating the Lenten season, why not go to the Holy Land, instead of partying by the shores of Boracay, or take a trip to Petra in Jordan in view of this sacred Catholic celebration. There are plenty of things to do while on a long vacation aside from partying, you may use this moment to relax and reflect with friends and/or family.



3. April 29 to May 1, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)

You have delayed the party psyche during the Holy Week and now is the time to let the party animal out. Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend in Boracay, or opt for something relaxing, quiet, and quaint at the shores of Maldives or Palawan!

Let those paper works fly for a moment, for this is your time! Labor Day is celebrated to honor the working people,so be proud! Break away from the four corners of the office and satiate your wanderlust!


4. June 10 to 12, 2017 (Independence Day weekend)

Unlike in 2016, next year’s Independence Day will luckily fall on a regular working day, meaning more days of vacation for the employees who are working for a Philippines -based companies. Take a quick trip to Palawan, Batanes, or Macau for a short getaway that you’ll truly enjoy!


5. August 19 to 21, 2017 (Ninoy Aquino Day weekend)

You might want to use this long weekend treat to take a quick trip to Singapore, right? A short stint that will serve as a refresher won’t hurt that much!


6. August 26 to 28, 2017 (National Heroes Day weekend)

Most airlines would offer last minute promo fares during this season, in view of the traditional National Heroes Day. Cebu Pacific and AirAsia are well known in doing those stints. You can even get some promo airline tickets with zero base fares of local flights on this day. Might as well grab and pack your travel bags, and scoot your way to one of our neighboring countries like Malaysia, right?



7. December 23 to 25, 2017 (Christmas weekend)

For Filipinos, who happens to start celebrating the Yuletide season in September, Christmas is certainly the happiest time of the year, and you can make your Holiday season even merrier with a special family trip to a country that you’ve never been before, say Korea and experience the snow, or Japan and experience the Yuletide flow!


Although conventional wisdom says airfares during this time of the year are outrageous, you can score surprisingly affordable travel deals if you book your flights as early as now, and that is the main reason why we listed these dates for your future reference.

You are very much welcome!

About the Author

Ed Lorenzo is a PR and Marketing practitionaer who loves fashion, photography and traveling. Follow him on instagram and twitter @edryanlorenzo to get to know more of his sojourn.

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