Public holidays in the Philippines

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This is a list of public holidays in the Philippines.

History[edit]

The final two weeks of 2008 had the largest number of holidays based on Presidential Proclamation 1463[1] with offices closed from December 25, 2008 until January 4, 2009.

Changes to Independence Day and Philippine-American Friendship Day[edit]

Independence Day used to be celebrated on July 4, the day in 1946 that the United States had granted independence, intentionally coinciding with the American Independence Day. On 12 May 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential Proclamation No. 28, which declared Tuesday, 12 June a special public holiday throughout the Philippines, "... in commemoration of our people's declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence."[2] On 4 August 1964, Republic Act No. 4166 renamed the 4 July holiday as "Philippine Republic Day", proclaimed 12 June as "Philippine Independence Day", and enjoined all citizens of the Philippines to observe the latter with befitting rites.[3]

In 1955, President Ramon Magsaysay issued Presidential Proclamation No. 212, s. 1955, which established the observance of Philippine–American Day every November 15, the anniversary of the inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.[4][5] Sometime during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Philippine–American Day was renamed "Philippine–American Friendship Day" and moved to July 4, overshadowing the observance of the date as Philippine Republic Day. After the Third Republic and the 1935 Constitution were discarded by Martial Law, it was impolitic to remind the public of the old republic. This is why, when President Marcos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 2346 s. 1984, reference was made to Philippine–American Friendship Day, which was relegated to a working holiday without mention of Philippine Republic Day.[4]

During the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino, the practice of celebrating Philippine–American Friendship Day and Philippine Republic Day as a non-working holiday was formally abolished. Section 26 of the Administrative Code of 1987 specified a list of regular holidays and nationwide special days that did not include July 4.[6]

Holiday Economics[edit]

To create three-day weekends, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo moved holidays that fell on a Wednesday or Thursday to Friday; or to Monday if they on a Tuesday. When she introduced the policy in 2001, she coined the term holiday economics and argued it reduced disruption to business and production schedules, encouraged domestic tourism and gave employees long weekends.[7] In 2004 she issued a proclamation making Christmas Eve as special non-working holiday and December 27, the Monday after Christmas as special non-working holiday.

On July 25, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law Republic Act (RA) 9492 also known as "An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays", designating 11 Regular Holidays and three Nationwide Special Holidays.[8] Specific dates or days for celebration are designated. The law provides that holidays falling on a Wednesday will be observed on the Monday of the week and that holidays falling on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday that follows. Three holidays (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Eidul Fitr) are designated as having movable dates, and the law provides that for movable holidays the President shall issue a proclamation, at least six months prior to the holiday concerned, the specific date that shall be declared as a non-working day. Though it was allowed by RA 9492, Labor Day was never moved to another date by President Arroyo at the request of labor groups.[9]

While Arroyo's "holiday economics" has been praised for boosting domestic tourism and for encouraging more quality time among members of Filipino families, businessmen are complaining over lost productivity and the hassle of preparing mandatory holiday and overtime salaries in a short period of time.[citation needed] Others deplored it as presidential tinkering with history via executive fiat.[7]

The current President, Benigno Aquino III, decided to discontinue "holiday economics", because he preferred that holidays be observed on their original dates and because he concluded that holiday economics disrupts the economy, saying holidays "that fell on weekends will be commemorated on weekends so people can continue earning their wages on the days when they're supposed to."[10]

Holiday types[edit]

A graphic from the Office of the President of the Philippines showing the difference in pay between the two types of holidays[11]

The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the "regular holiday" and the "special non-working day".[12] There is a difference in the pay that employers are required to pay between the two type of holidays. There is also a difference in what is closed and in how the days are declared.

TypePay if...
Did not workDid work
Regular holiday100% of daily wage200% of daily wage
Special non-working daynot paid130% of daily wage

On top of these pay rules, an employee shall be given an additional 30% if the holiday falls on his or her rest day, and an additional 30% if he or she works overtime.

Nationwide observance[edit]

Regular holidays[13][edit]

DateEnglish nameFilipino nameTransferabilityDetails
January 1New Year's DayAraw ng Bagong TaonFixedCelebrates the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
April 9Day of ValorAraw ng KagitinganFixedCommemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers at the Fall of Corregidor, the Bataan Death March and throughout the Second World War. In 2009, Araw ng Kagitingan fell on Maundy Thursday so it was moved to April 6.[14]
April 17 (2014)Maundy ThursdayHuwebes SantoMovableMaundy Thursday is part of Holy Week (Tagalog: Mahal na Araw; Spanish: Semana Santa). This holy day commemorates the Last Supper of Christ with His Twelve Apostles.
April 18 (2014)Good FridayBiyernes SantoMovableGood Friday is the most important and solemn day of Holy Week, as it commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Christ. Processions, Passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practiced on this day.
May 1Labor DayAraw ng mga ManggagawaFixedCelebrates workers. The first Labor Day celebrations were held in the Philippines on May 1, 1903, with a large rally in front of Malacañan Palace staged by the Union Obrera Democratica (Democratic Laborers Union), which pressed for workers’ economic rights.
June 12Independence DayAraw ng KalayaanFixedCelebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the First Philippine Republic by Emilio Aguinaldo on 12 June 1898. From 1947 to 1964 (see below), Independence Day was celebrated on July 4.
July 29 (2014)[15][16] (calculated)Eid'l FitrPagwawakas ng RamadanMovableCelebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan; also the first day of the month Shawwal in Islamic calendar. It was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9177 and signed on 13 November 2002. The law was enacted in deference to the Filipino Muslim community and to promote peace among the major religions in the Philippines.
August 25 (2014)National Heroes' DayAraw ng mga BayaniMovableCommemorates all the nation's heroes throughout history. It is a regular holiday marking the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan (led by its Supremo Andrés Bonifacio), which began the Philippine Revolution. This holiday happens every last Monday of August.
October 5 (2014)[16][17] (calculated)Eid'l AdhaPista ng PagsasakripisyoMovableCelebrates the end of the Hajj and the feast when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The Hajj is when Muslims go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.
November 30Bonifacio DayAraw ng Kapanganakan ni BonifacioFixedCommemorates the birth of national hero Andrés Bonifacio on November 30, 1863. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death (10 May 1897), which is marred by the fact he was executed by the Filipino revolutionary government and not, as in the case of other heroes, by colonial powers. The Aguinaldo government executes Bonifacio, whom it labelled an enemy of the state after the events at the Tejeros Convention. Often confused with National Heroes' Day.[citation needed]
December 25Christmas DayAraw ng PaskoFixedCelebrates the Nativity of Christ. Since some 80% of Filipinos are Christian, Christmas in the Philippines is one of the longest in the world, starting as early as September until the last week of January.[citation needed] It is one of the most important holidays and religious observances of the year along with the Holy Week.
December 30Rizal DayAraw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose RizalFixedCommemorates the execution of national hero José Rizal by Spanish colonial government on 30 December 1896.

Special non-working days[13][edit]

DateEnglish nameFilipino nameTransferabilityDetails
January 31 (2014)Chinese New YearBagong Taon ng mga TsinoMovableAlso known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, it is mainly celebrated by the Filipino Chinese but has slowly received wider exposure in popular culture.
April 19 (2014)Black SaturdaySábado de Gloria; Sabado ng GloriaMovableOne of the days of Holy Week or Mahal na Araw. It remembers the day Christ's body has been lain in the sepulchre, while his soul descended into the realm of the dead to save the righteous souls who had died before his time.
July 27 (2014)[18]100th Anniversary of the Iglesia ni CristoAng ika-100 na Anibersaryo ng Iglesia ni CristoFixedThis holiday is originally called as Iglesia ni Cristo Day and it is a special working holiday since 2009 but it was declared as a special non-working holiday for this year 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo. The INC is the largest indigenous Christian church in Asia and the 3rd largest religion in the Philippines.
August 21Ninoy Aquino DayAraw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy AquinoFixedCommemorates the unsolved assassination of former Senator and prominent oppositionist Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. in 1983, which was a catalyst for the People Power Revolution in 1986.
November 1All Saints' DayUndás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga SantoFixedFilipinos observe this day by visiting graves, repairing and clean their tombs and offering prayers, flowers, food and candles to the dead. Many visit their ancestors in their native provinces, thus making it an occasion for reunions with extended family.
November 2All Souls' DayAraw ng mga PatayFixedThe actual memorial of the dead mandated by the Catholic Church. Visiting of graves continues from the previous day.
December 24Christmas EveBisperas ng PaskoFixedThe day before Christmas. Filipino Christian families generally hold an extravagant midnight feast called nochebuena on this day, beginning shortly before midnight.
December 31Last day of the yearBisperas ng Bagong Taon; Huling Araw ng Bagong TaonFixedAlso known as New Year's Eve, families hold a second, extravagant midnight feast called medianoche to greet the coming year. Loud noises are made and firecrackers are lit, in the belief that this drives away misfortune from the previous year.

Special holiday (for all schools)[13][edit]

DateEnglish nameFilipino nameTransferabilityDetails
February 25EDSA Revolution AnniversaryAnibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSAFixedA special non-working holiday to mark the 1986 People Power Revolution that ended the 20 years of dicatorial rule of President Ferdinand Marcos. Since 2010, it was made a special holiday only for schools.[19]

Other holidays[edit]

DateEnglish nameFilipino nameTransferabilityDetails
January 14 (2014)Prophet Mohhamed's BirthdayAraw ng Kapanganakan ni Propetang MohhamedMovableKnown elsewhere as Mawlid, the day marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad on the 12th day of Rabi' al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
February 2Constitution DayAraw ng Saligang BatasMovableA working holiday which was first observed in 2002. Celebrates the ratification of the current 1987 Constitution.
May 24Vesak DayAraw ng BisyakMovableCelebrated by Filipino Buddhists, to mark three important events in the life of Gautama Buddha: his birth, his Enlightenment, and his physical death and spiritual entry into Parinirvana. In 2001, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed a proclamation declaring the day in May of the full moon as Vesak Day.
June 19Jose Rizal's birthdayAraw ng Kapanganakan ni Jose RizalMovableFirst declared in 1961 by President Carlos P. García in honor of the birth centenary of José Rizal. Monday, 20 June 2011 was declared a special non-working holiday by President Benigno Aquino III for Rizal's 150th birth anniversary as requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.[20]
July 27Iglesia ni Cristo DayAraw ng Iglesia ni CristoFixedIn 2009, July 27 was designated by a Republic Act as a yearly special national working holiday to honor the foundation of the Iglesia ni Cristo in 1914.[21] This day was declared as a special non-working holiday in the year 2014 to commemorate the church's 100th Anniversary.
October 21National Day of CelebrationAraw ng Pambansang PagdiriwangMovablePresidential Proclamation No. 481 declared Sunday, 21 October 2012 as a national day of celebration for the canonisation of Saint Pedro Calungsod, the second Filipino saint.[22]
October 25 (2014)Muharram
(Islamic New Year)
Unang Buwan ng MuharramMovableHoliday to mark the beginning of the Islamic year.

Local observance[edit]

Philippine cities, municipalities, or barangays, often observe one or more holidays. Being a predominantly Catholic country, these are usually the feasts of the locale's one or more patron saints.

Secular observances usually mark a government's founding day or the birth or death of a prominent native. These are often celebrated with parades, processions, entertainment, and feasting, as well as whatever local customs are traditional.

Local holidays for the most part are applicable only to the immediate area concerned, and barangay fiestas do not usually warrant a public holiday for the area unless otherwise ordered.

DateEnglish nameFilipino nameDetails
January 12Valencia City Charter DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to Valencia City only.
Third Sunday of JanuarySinulogThis regular holiday applies to Cebu and Tacloban only, honors the Santo Niño.
January 231899 Republic DayAraw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899This is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan honoring the 1899 proclamation of the Republic in Malolos, the capital city, with plans to make it a national holiday
February 3Blas Ople Birth AnniversaryN/AThis is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan. Celebrates the birth of Blas Ople.
February 5Biñan Liberation DayN/AThis special working holiday applies to Biñan, Laguna only.[23]
February 9Mandaluyong Liberation and Cityhood DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to Mandaluyong City only, honoring the 1945 liberation of Mandaluyong and its 1995 elevation to cityhood.
February 11Evelio Javier Day'[24]'N/AThis special non-working holiday applies to the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan, and Iloilo only.
February 13Parañaque DayAraw ng ParañaqueThis regular holiday applies to Parañaque City only.
February 14Valenzuela City DayAraw ng Lungsod ng ValenzuelaThis special working holiday applies to Valenzuela City only[25]
February 24Cebú City Charter DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to Cebu City only.
February 21–27Musikahan FestivalThis regular holiday applies to Tagum City only.
March 1Muntinlupa City Charter DayN/AThis special non-working holiday applies to Muntinlupa City only.[26]
March 7Tagum City DayAraw ng TagumCommemorating the elevation of then Tagum municipality into the first component city of Davao del Norte. This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only.
March 8Compostella Valley DayN/AThis special working holiday applies to Compostela Valley only.[27]
March 10Cavite DayAraw ng CaviteThis special working holiday applies only in province of Cavite only.
March 16Davao City DayAraw ng DabawCommemorating the signing of the Davao Charter, creating the City of Davao. This special non-working holiday applies to Davao City only.[28]
March 18Panay Liberation DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to all provinces and cities on the islands of Guimaras, Panay and Romblon[29]
March 22Malaybalay City Charter DayN/AThis special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only.[30]
March 27San Juan DayAraw ng San JuanThis special non-working holiday applies to San Juan City only.
April 21Calamba City' Day'Araw ng CalambaCommemorating the signing of the Calamba Charter, creating the City of Calamba. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only.
May 4Ilagan' Day'Aggaw na IlaganCelebrating the foundation of Ilagan City. This special non-working holiday applies to Ilagan City only.
May 27San Jose Parish FiestaFiesta ni Señor San JoséSpecial non-working holiday in honor of Saint Joseph which only applies to Matalom, Leyte.
June 1Biray FestivalAraw ng Imahen ng Birheng MariaHonors the Blessed Virgin Mary as part of the Flores de Mayo in Belison, Antique. This special non-working holiday applies to Belison, Antique only.
June  11Rizal Province DayAraw ng RizalThis special non-working holiday applies to Rizal province only.
June 15Cagayán de Oro Charter DayN/AThis special non-working holiday applies to Cagayán de Oro City only.[31]
June 18Naga City Charter AnniversaryN/AThis regular holiday applies to Naga City only.
June 18Benguet Foundation DayN/AThis special non-working holiday applies to the province of Benguet only.[32]
June 19Surigao del Sur DayAraw ng Surigao del SurThis special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Sur only.[33]
June 19Surigao del Norte DayAraw ng Surigao del NorteThis special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Norte only.
June 19Feast of ForestPista ng KagubatanThis special working holiday applies to Palawan only.[34]
June 19Laguna DayAraw ng LagunaThis special non-working holiday applies to the province of Laguna only. This also commemorates Dr. José Rizal's birthday.
June 19Calambanga FestivalAraw ng CalambaThis special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only. This also commemorates Dr. Jose Rizal's birthday and a review of the history of Calamba.
June 21Agusan del SurNaliyagan FestivalSpecial non-working holiday, applies to Agusan del Sur only.
June 24Manila DayAraw ng MaynilaThis special non-working holiday applies to the City of Manila only. It honors the 1571 founding of the city by Miguel López de Legaspi.
June 24San Juan FiestaPista ng San JuanThis special non-working holiday applies to San Juan City only. This day honor Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city. Also known as the Wattah-Wattah San Juan Festival.
June 30Tacloban Day and Tacloban City Charter DayAraw ng TaclobanThis special non-working holiday applies to the city of Tacloban only.[35]
July 1Tagbilaran City Charter DayN/AA day commemorating the creation of the City of Tagbilaran by virtue of Republic Act No. 4660 on July 1, 1966. This special non-working holiday applies only to Tagbilaran City.
July 1Davao Region DayAraw (ng Rehiyon) ng DavaoDay commemorating the creation of the three Davao provinces from then a "single" Davao province, now Davao Region. This regular public holiday applies to the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental only.
July 1Maramag DayAraw ng MaramagDay commemorating the recognition of Maramag, Bukidnon as a municipality by virtue of Executive Order 272, which was signed by President Carlos P. Garcia on July 1, 1956. This special non-working holiday applies only to the municipality of Maramag.
July 2Pasig Foundation dayAraw ng PasigThis special non-working holiday applies to Pasig City only. Remembers the founding of the city in 1573.
July 22Bohol DayN/AA day commemorating the creation of the Province of Bohol by virtue of Act 2711 on 10 March 1917. This special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol.
July 23Apolinario Mabini DayKaarawan ni Apolinario MabiniThis special working holiday applies to Tanauan, Batangas only.[36]
July 23Batangas City DayBatangas City Foundation DayThis special non-working holiday applies to Batangas City in commemoration to its founding.[37]
August 2Butuan City Charter DayAdlaw Hong ButuanThis holiday applies to Butuan City only.
August 2Kabankalan City Charter DayAdlaw KabankalanThis holiday applies to Kabankalan City only.
August 6Cebu Provincial Charter DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu only.
August 9Ablan DayKaarawan ni AblanCommemorates the birthday of Ilocos Norte's late governor and labor leader, Governor Roque B. Ablan, Sr.[38]
August 17Kadayawan FestivalDavao Harvest FestivalThis special working holiday applies to Davao City only.
August 19Manuel Luis Quezón DayKaarawan ni Manuel Luis QuezónThis special working holiday applies to the provinces of Quezon and Aurora, and to the city of Quezón only[39] in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, born on this day in 1878.
August 31Surigao City Charter DayN/AThis special non-working holiday applies to Surigao City only.
September 1Baguio DayAraw ng Lungsod ng BaguioSpecial non-working holiday only in Baguio City marking its foundation in 1909.
September 2Nueva Ecija DayAraw ng Nueva EcijaThis special non-working holiday applies to the province of Nueva Ecija only.
September 9Osmeña DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to Cebu only honoring the nation's fourth president on his birthday.
Second Friday — Third Sunday of SeptemberPeñafrancia FestivalPista ng PeñafranciaApplies only to Naga City and honors the miraculous image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region.
September 9San José del Monte City DayAraw ng Lungsod ng San José del MonteThis regular holiday applies to San José del Monte City only.
September 10Feast of San Nicolás de TolentinoN/AThis regular holiday applies to Surigao City only.
September 13Battle of Pulang LupaLabanan sa Pulang LupaThis special non-working holiday applies to the province of Marinduque only. Remembers the patriotic victory in the 1903 Battle of Pulang Lupa.
September 17Siquijor DayAraw ng SiquijorThis special non-working holiday applies to Siquijor only.[40]
September 18Tacurong City Charter DayN/AThis special working holiday applies to Tacurong City only.[41]
October 16Oroquieta City DayAraw ng Lungsod ng OroquietaThis special non-working holiday applies to Oroquieta City only.[42]
October 19Bacolod City Charter DayN/AThis special non-working holiday only applies to Bacolod City.|-
October 20Leyte Landing DayN/AThis regular holiday applies to Tacloban only. Commemorates the very landing in Palo Beach in Leyte in 1944, signalling the liberation of the country in the Second World War.
November 4President Carlos P. Garcia DayN/ACommemorates the birth of Boholano Carlos Polistico García, the eighth President of the Philippines. This special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol.
November 5Negros DayN/AAlso called Al Cinco de Noviembre, this special non-working holiday applies to the province of Negros Occidental only.[43] Honors the 1898 Negros Revolution and those who took part.
November 16Quirino DayAraw ni QuirinoTo commemorate the birth anniversary of late President Elpidio Quirino as declared under Presidential Proclamation No. 1927 dated November 15, 1979 issued by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Ilocos Sur only.
December 2Pasay City DayAraw ng PasayThis special non-working holiday applies to Pasay City only, the city was founded on this day in 1863.
December 8Taguig City DayAraw ng Siyudad ng TaguigAs per Proclamation 81 signed December 1, 2010, Taguig City Day is celebrated henceforth every December 8. This special non-working holiday applies to Taguig City only.[44]
December 11Pampanga DayAraw ng PampangaUnder the virtue of Proclamation no.2226 of late President Ferdinand Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Pampanga only, celebrating its 1571 founding.
December 13General Trias Foundation Day and Valenciana FestivalN/AThis special working holiday applies of General Trias, Cavite only.[45]
December 18López Jaena DayN/AThis regular holiday in Iloilo province and Iloilo City only.[46] Honors Graciano López Jaena and his contributions to the Propaganda Movement of the 1880s.
December 20Feast Day of Santa LuciaN/AThis day commemorates Saint Lucy, the patron saint of the town of Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur. This special non-working holiday applies to Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur only.

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