List of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The full list of both regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines.

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The announcement of the list of both regular and special non-working holidays is one of the much-awaited presidential proclamations in the Philippines.

The ultimate list of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines

List of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines


It’s a good thing that Philippine holidays are announced early for each year because that means that we can already plot out our holidays and vacation leaves for the rest of the year. And more importantly, we can already begin saving for that dream escapade that we have been eyeing for a long time.

What's also good is that if you take a careful look at the list of holidays each year, you would notice that they are almost always the same with some slight variations. As such, it's safe to assume that it will always be the same set of holidays year after year. 

Having said that, here is the list of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines, including the dates:

A. Regular Philippine Holidays

  1. New Year’s Day – January 1 
  2. Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 
  3. Maundy Thursday – April 18
  4. Good Friday – April 19
  5. Labor Day – May 1 
  6. Independence Day – June 12 
  7. National Heroes Day – the last Monday of August
  8. Bonifacio Day – November 30 
  9. Christmas Day – December 25 
  10. Rizal Day – December 30 


 

B. Special Non-Working Holidays

  1. Chinese New Year – February 5 
  2. EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25 
  3. Black Saturday – April 20
  4. Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 
  5. All Saints’ Day – November 1 
  6. Feast of the immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8 
  7. Last day of the year – December 31 

The additional special non-working holidays are on November 2 and on December 24.

Plan your travel with this list of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines

Meanwhile, the announcement declaring the national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall be issued after the approximate days of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra), the lunar calendar or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.

Do you like planning for your trips this early? I’m sure most of us do. Would you also have tips on how to save up for your travel expenses? What new destination would you want to explore next year? Share them in the comment section below!

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