The 2019 Philippine Holidays, both regular and special non-working, were announced today by the Palace as President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 555.
2019 Philippine Holidays
It’s a good thing that Philippine holidays are announced this early, as with the previous years, because we can already plot out our holidays and vacation leaves next year, and, more importantly, begin saving for that dream escapade that we have been eyeing for so long.

So, let’s bring out our travel planners and start planning our adventures for next year because here is the list of regular and special non-working Philippine holidays for 2019:

A. 2019 Philippine Holidays (Regular)

  1. New Year’s Day – January 1 (Tuesday)
  2. Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Tuesday)
  3. Maundy Thursday – April 18
  4. Good Friday – April 19
  5. Labor Day – May 1 (Wednesday)
  6. Independence Day – June 12 (Wednesday)
  7. National Heroes Day – August 26 (the last Monday of August)
  8. Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Saturday)
  9. Christmas Day – December 25 (Wednesday)
  10. Rizal Day – December 30 (Monday)


B. Special Non-Working Holidays

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

The additional special non-working holidays are on November 2 (Saturday) and on December 24 (Tuesday).
2019 Philippine HolidaysFurthermore, 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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