List Of Regular And Special Non-Working Holidays In The Philippines

August 15, 2018

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

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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8 comments

  1. True po January pa lang alam na or basta may calendar na alam na agad natin yung holiday kaya pwede ng pag ipunan. Minsan naman pag may pasok ang gawa ko jan binibilang ko na yung salary sa double pay and 30%😅.

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  2. Planning can be done earlier too.
    The early announcement,the better for us.

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  3. Done reading this blog po. Thank you for this po. Very helpful po talaga ito and we should know talaga ano ano ung mga holidays sa atin para mas maging handa tayo 🤗

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  4. Done reading this blog po. Thank you for this po. Very helpful po talaga ito and we should know talaga ano ano ung mga holidays sa atin para mas maging handa tayo 🤗

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  5. Yan din ang gusto ko yung advance ang announcement of holidays para kung may plans makapagplano na agad. Lalo na pag long weekend.

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  6. We really need to know what the holiday are so we can be better prepared. Thankyou for sharing this daddy ivan. Napakalaking tulong po nitong shinare nyo para sa aming Lahat.

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  7. We really need to know what the holiday are so we can be better prepared. Thankyou for sharing this daddy ivan. Napakalaking tulong po nitong shinare nyo para sa aming Lahat.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this Dad. Truly Must Read this, Para patuloy nating Maalala yung mga Holiday lalo na kung ito ay importante, specially yung mas lalo tayo maging Alerto..

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