I love holidays!

@secretbear (19448)
Philippines
April 4, 2012 12:35am CST
This week is the Holy Week and tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. As a Catholic country, we will be remembering the sacrifice and rising of Christ that's why we'll have no work tomorrow and on Friday. We will also be going home early today because of consideration from the management (commuting will be difficult, is already difficult since the Holy Week started because people are flocking to and fro, going home in their respective provinces for the long vacation). We will also have no work on Monday, April 9 because it is also a national holiday commemorating the braveness of our heroes. So all in all, that will be 5 days and a half vacation!!!
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@asdomencil (4265)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Good for you that your management considers the difficulty in travelling right now. In our work, we still have work until office hours finished. Even tomorrow, there is still manufacturing which means some of our workers will go to work half day tomorrow and will resume on saturday(they will be paid double since it is already holiday). By the way, we need to manufacture our products because end users are animals. We are in a feed milling industry.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
I see. I work in a government agency so our management considers national holidays like these. I assume you are working in a private company?
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Yes, I do work in a private company.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Hello friend,i also love holidays in my office we have 5 days vacation leave to all employee,so all my officemate have a vacation trip now and im happy also because i have time to bonding my family.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
That's good to hear! I hope you enjoy your vacation!
@SHAMRACK (8576)
• India
4 Apr 12
Dear friend, I too love holidays, but not too much. Here in India too it is holiday from tommorrow to sunday. Monday is working day. At times holiday becomes so nice if that days is well enjoyed. Moreover the freedom during the holiday is much better compared to other working days.
@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Enjoy your holiday!
@Sreekala (34315)
• India
4 Apr 12
Hello secretbear, I just spoke to my younger son who is studying in KG and he is so excited to say that there are 4 days holidays consecutively. They have holidays till Sunday and Monday is a working day for them. I think all people are enjoying the holidays. For me I have working on Saturday then also I am happy that I can spend two days with my kids at home. Easter wishes to you.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Same to you, Sreekala! Let's enjoy the holidays!
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
My office too decide to have an early out like around 4pm. Coz we have some officemate who will be leaving to their respective provinces / towns. Me just stay here in where i am right now every year hehehe.. but thats okay i have already plans for the coming days.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Enjoy!!!! We'll be going somewhere tomorrow, too!
@keihimekawa (2009)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
At least you guys are allowed to go home a wee bit earlier than your regular time out. We are told to get off work the same time as usual. Enjoy your long weekend then :D
@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
You, too, kei!
@cutepenguin (6431)
• Canada
4 Apr 12
I like holidays because all of the little activities and preparations are pleasant for me. I like family traditions and extra events.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
5 Apr 12
You are a very lucky girl...I bet a mini vacation like that is exciting. I would love to have a little vacation right now! LOL.....looking forward to June when I actually have one!
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@williamjisir (22819)
• China
4 Apr 12
Hello secretbear. I am also having my holidays after working for more than ten days. It is Tomb-Sweeping Holiday for family members in memory of their ancestors. It is fine weather in total though it rains sometimes. Today is the last day for us to have a rest. Tomorrow we will come back to our work and it will keep us very busy again once work starts. Next, we will have to work nine days before we will have another few days for a rest. You know, busy work makes people long for holidays. Anyway, I wish you to enjoy your holidays. All the best to you, my dear friend.
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@drannhh (15219)
• United States
7 Apr 12
Well you do have some very brave heroes. I have heard of Maundy Thursday, but I actually never met anyone who celebrates it, and we do have many Catholics in my country, although it is not a state religion. Well, I like holidays, too. Did you read about the family in Germany that put 10,000 blown egg ornaments on a tree in their front yard to celebrate Easter? Too COOL!
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@johndur (3052)
• Pasig, Philippines
4 Apr 12
are you also going to your province?im only planning of going into a nearby resort and spend much of my time at home with my kids....the long wait is over...its vacation time for everybody...
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Apr 12
in my case, I have no vacation cos my company is a callcenter, well at least I am not midnight shift anymore. :( on the bright side, I am not catholic so I dont need to do fasting...YAY i can have meat anytime I want. I am jelous of the people who are in provinces visiting their relatives and I miss the times where I can soak under the sun and swim at the beach during summer. I miss the beach.
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@RitterSport (2451)
• Lippstadt, Germany
14 Apr 12
hi dear Secretbear unfortunateyl we are not a Catholic country as I would have wishes soooooooo badly I could have gone to Church on Maundy Thursday but I was still sitting at work and couldnt make it to church.
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@veksinho (84)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
4 Apr 12
hehe i am happy for you but i am not a fun of hollidays becouse it is like every other day for me i must learn for my collage. I am student and every day i can not give up of buooks becouse . ON my university i have so much literature and can not losa a day for fan . It is sad but it is true and thet mayke me more miserable
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
4 Apr 12
WOW!! That's a super long weekend, on top of holidays!! haha U are so lucky, secret! What would u be doing for the 5 days huh? Resting or be attending the celebration of the big day? Being a catholic, secret, do remember to abstain from meat on friday ya.. haha It should be fun but also tiring if u are going to churches, and u have a long way to walk, secret ^^ Luckily it's a long weekend, u get to rest for the next 3 days.. haha
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@maezee (42003)
• United States
4 Apr 12
That sounds awesome. So you get two days off (paid?) from work? I wish the U.S. was considered a Catholic country! The next paid holiday I get off is... Memorial Day (over two months away! Waa!). Happy Holidays!
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@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
awww i like this holiday too but not this year because i need to be going back to looking for a job heehhehe, since it is holiday, there are no offices open. maybe i should try again next week hehehe. but that is good that you will be having some long vacation too, you need that. make the most of it. take care.
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@bhonti (1246)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
I was also excited for this coming holiday. This afternoon, I was a bit disappointed at first because I thought we had a half day free for work and they will let us go home earlier than the usual. But we got out of the office the usual time. Nevertheless, it was still okay because we still got the five days ahead of us!
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@jhuddith (222)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Indeed, our country will be enjoying the long holidays. As for my case, we still need to report tomorrow to the office to finish or complete important tasks. Good thing we don't have work on Friday up to Monday. Actually, I don't have concrete plans of going anywhere for the Holiday weekend. I am just hoping that I will be able to get a good rest and stay at home to contemplate. (,")
• Singapore
4 Apr 12
Good for you. I also loved holidays but working on an environment where you are sorrounded by different people with different culture and beliefs, i do not get to enjoy holidays that much.
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