Chinese New Year, January 23, 2012 Declared as a special non-working holiday in celebration of Chinese New Year.
The Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, which is popularly known as the Chinese New Year. (The Year of the Dragon, where dragon is commonly displayed on this kind of festivity).
According to proclamation number 295:
on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;