Holidays

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Holiday Date

Celebration Date English Name Filipino Name Official Status Details/Description
January 1

January 1

New Year's Day

Araw ng Bagong Taon

Regular Holiday

First day of the New Year
Varies

Varies

Chinese New Year

Araw ng Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino

Regular day Based on Lunar Calendar
February 25

February 25

People Power Day

Araw ng People Power (Lakas ng Bayan)

Non-working Holiday (Case-to-Case Basis)

Metro Manila Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution

Thursday before Easter

Varies

Maundy Thursday

Huwebes Santo

Regular Holiday

Commemorates the Last Supper, part of Holy Week celebrations

Friday before Easter

Varies

Good Friday

Biyernes Santo or Mahal na Araw

Regular Holiday

Commemoration of the Death of Jesus Christ

Sunday

Varies

Easter Sunday

Linggo ng Pagkabuhay

Regular day

Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus

April 9

April 6

Bataan and Corregidor Day ("Day of Valor")

Araw ng Kagitingan

Regular Holiday

Commemorates the Bataan Death March
May 1

May 1

Labor Day

Araw ng Manggagawa

Regular Holiday

 
June 12

June 12

Independence Day

Araw ng Kalayaan

Regular Holiday

Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence

August 21

August 21

Ninoy Aquino Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino

Special Nonworking Holiday

Death of Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Last Monday August

August 31

National Heroes' Day

Araw ng mga Bayani

Regular Holiday

Commemorates the "Cry of Pugad Lawin" by Filipino revolutionaries called the Katipunan

November 1

November 1

All Saints Day

Todos los Santos / Undas / Araw ng mga Namayapa

Special Nonworking Holiday

Remembrance of all the dead

Varies

Varies

Eidul Fitr (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Fitr)

Wakas ng Ramadan

Regular Holiday, movable date

Based on Islamic calendar

November 30

November 30

  Bonifacio Day

Kaarawan ni Bonifacio

Regular Holiday

Birthdate of Andres Bonifacio

  December 24

Additional Special Non-Working Day

December 25

December 25

Christmas Day Araw ng Pasko

Regular Holiday

Celebration of Christmas
December 30

December 30

Rizal Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal

Regular Holiday

Death anniversary of José Rizal

December 31

December 31

New Year's Eve

Bisperas ng Bagong Taon

Special Nonworking Holiday

Last Day of the Year

 

LOCAL HOLIDAYS

Holiday Date

Celebration Date English Name Official Status
3rd Sunday of January 3rd Sunday of January

Sinulog

Regional Public Holiday, Cebu
February 24 February 24 Cebu City Charter Day Regular Public Holiday Cebu
September 9 September 9 Osmeña Day Regular Public Holiday, Cebu

 

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