Public Holidays in the Philippines

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools, government offices and banks may close and most people get the day off in the Philippines...

There are two kinds of public holiday in the Philippines; regular holidays and special non-working days.

Although public holidays are defined by law, the president of the Philippines makes a Proclamation annually regarding the following year’s holidays. If public holidays are on a Sunday, the next day may be declared a public holiday, however, this is sometimes declared at the last minute.

Some Muslim holidays are only observed in certain provinces and cities; however, Eid-al-Fitr (the End of Ramadan) is a national public holiday.

Public holidays that are based on religious calendars may be subject to change.

Public Holidays 2018

  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 16 February – Chinese Lunar New Year
  • 29 March - Maundy Thursday
  • 30 March - Good Friday
  • 31 March - Black Saturday
  • 9 April - Day of Valour
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 12 June - Independence Day
  • 15 June - Eid Al-Fitr
  • 21 August - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • 22 August - Eidul Adha
  • 27 August - National Heroes Day
  • 1 November - All Saints Day
  • 2 November - Day in lieu
  • 30 November - Bonifacio Day
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 30 December - Rizal Day
  • 31 December - New Year's Eve 

See more information about holidays and non-working days in the Philippines on ABS-CBN News