Philippines Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Philippines archipelago comprises about 7,500 islands and around 2000 island is inhabited.
  • Labour Code of Philippines stated that all employee entitled for 14 paid day off National Public Holidays.
  • The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the ‘regular holiday’ and the ‘special non-working day’.
  • In Philippines, the Office of the President regulates national holidays and uses Executive Orders to make changes to any public holiday dates
  • Employee who work on National Public Holidays / Regular Holidays entitled for 2 times normal wages.
  • Special one-time “non-working holidays” are often declared by the government, and this is no pay off day
  • Employee who work on Special Non-Working day will receive compensation of daily wages X 1.3
  • Date for religious belief holidays that calculated using the lunar cycle will change every year.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Araw ng Bagong Taon) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. Regular Holiday.Fixed
2 JanMonPublic Holiday - Special non-working day
28 JanSatChinese New Year (Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino) - Special non-working day. Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. 1st day of 1st lunar month. Usually occurs in late January or early February; the most important Chinese traditional holidays
16 MarThursDavao City Day (Araw ng Dabaw) - Davao city Only. Marks the creation of the city
9 AprSunThe Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan) - Regular Holiday. Commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers throughout the Second World War
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Huwebes Santo) - Part of the Triduum of Holy Week and includes the Mass of the Lord's Supper
14 AprFriGood Friday (Biyernes Santo) - Commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Processions, passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practiced on this day
15 AprSatBlack Saturday (Sábado de Gloria; Sabado ng Gloria) - Special Non-working day. Commemorates Christ's Descent into Hell as his body lay in the Holy Sepulchre
1 MayMonLabor Day (Araw ng mga Manggagawa) - Regular Holiday. Fixed. Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
12 JunMonIndependence Day (Araw ng Kalayaan) - Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898. From 1947 to 1964, Independence Day was celebrated on July 4
24 JunSatManila Day (Araw ng Maynila) - Special Non-Working day applies to Manila only. Honors the 1571 founding of the city by Miguel López de Legaspi
26 JunMonEid'l Fitr (Pagwawakas ng Ramadan / Lebaran / Araw ng raya) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
19 AugSatBirthday of Manuel Luis Quezón (Kaarawan ni Manuel Luis Quezón) - Honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, born on this day in 1878. Special non-working day in Quezon City and the provinces of Quezon and Aurora
21 AugMonNinoy Aquino Day (Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino) - Special non-working day. Commemorates the assassination of Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr. in 1983
28 AugMonNational Heroes Day (Araw ng mga Bayani) - Regular holiday. Anniversary of the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan which began the Philippine Revolution and commemorates all the nation's heroes. Every last Monday of August
1 SeptFriEidul Adha * (Eidul Adha / Araw ng kurban) - Feast at the end of the Hajj when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. Date to be confirmed
31 OctTuePublic Holiday - Special non-working day
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Undás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga Santo) - Special non-working day. Filipinos observe this day by visiting graves, repairing and clean their relatives' tombs and offering prayers, flowers, food, and candles to the dead
30 NovThursBonifacio Day (Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Bonifacio) - Commemorates the birth of Andrés Bonifacio, de facto national hero on 30 Nov 1863
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Araw ng Pasko) - Regular Holiday. Christians celebrate the birth of Christ
30 DecSatRizal Day - Commemorates the execution of Jose Rizal, de facto national hero by the Spanish on 30 Dec 1896
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon) - Last Day of the Year. Special non-working day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
31 JanFriChinese New Year
25 FebThursEDSA Revolution Anniversary
9 AprWedThe Day of Valor
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday
18 AprFriGood Friday
19 AprSatBlack Saturday
1 MayThursLabor Day
12 JunThursIndependence Day
27 JulSunIglesia ni Cristo centennial
29 JulTueEid'l Fitr *
21 AugThursNinoy Aquino Day
25 AugMonNational Heroes Day
6 OctMonEidul Adha *
1 NovSatAll Saints Day
30 NovSunBanifacio Day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve - Additional special non-working day
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriChristmas Holiday
30 DecTueRizal Day
31 DecWedLast Day of the Year

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriAdditional special non-working day
15 JanThursPapal Visit (Manila only)
16 JanFriPapal Visit (Manila only)
19 JanMonPapal Visit (Manila only)
19 FebThursChinese New Year
25 FebWedEDSA Revolution Anniversary
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday
3 AprFriGood Friday
4 AprSatBlack Saturday
9 AprThursDay of Valor
1 MayFridayLabor Day
12 JunFriIndependence Day
TBCTBCEid'l Fitr *
21 AugFriNinoy Aquino Day
31 AugMonNational Heroes Day
TBCTBCEidul Adha *
1 NovSunAll Saints Day
30 NovMonBanifacio Day
24 DecThursAdditional special non-working day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
30 DecWedRizal Day
31 DecThursLast Day of the Year

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
8 FebMonChinese New Year
25 FebThursEDSA Revolution Anniversary
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday
25 MarFriGood Friday
9 AprSatDay of Valor
1 MaySunLabor Day
12 JunSunIndependence Day
TBCTBCEid'l Fitr *
21 AugSunNinoy Aquino Day
29 AugMonNational Heroes Day
TBCTBCEidul Adha *
1 NovTueAll Saints Day
30 NovWedBanifacio Day
24 DecSatAdditional special non-working day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
30 DecFriRizal Day
31 DecSatLast Day of the Year

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Regular Holiday)
16 FebFriChinese New Year (1st day of 1st lunar month)
25 FebSunPeople Power Revolution (A special holiday for all schools)
16 MarFriDavao City Day (Davao city Only. Marks the creation of the city)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Regular Holiday)
31 MarSatBlack Saturday (Special Non-working day)
9 AprMonThe Day of Valor (Regular Holiday. Marks the fall of Bataan in World War II)
1 MayTueLabor Day (Regular Holiday)
12 JunTueIndependence Day (Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence of 12 June 1898)
15 JunFriEid'l Fitr * (Date to be confirmed)
24 JunSunManila Day (Manila only. Marks the foundation of the city)
21 AugTueNinoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day. Commemorates the assassination of Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr. in 1983)
22 AugWedEidul Adha * (Date to be confirmed)
27 AugMonNational Heroes Day (Regular holiday. Last Monday of August)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day (Special non-working day)
30 NovFriBonifacio Day (Commemorates the birth of Andres Bonifacio on 30 Nov 1863)
24 DecMonChristmas Eve (Special non-working day)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Regular Holiday)
30 DecSunRizal Day (Commemorates the execution of Jose Rizal by the Spanish on 30 Dec 1896)
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve (Special non-working day)

 

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