Public Holidays

Public holidays in the Philippines

In the predominantly strictly Catholic Philippines, most holidays are based on the dates of Easter and Christmas. Unlike most other countries, in the Philippines, All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day and even December 24 are work-free holidays.

But the Chinese influence can also be felt: The Chinese New Year is a regular holiday on the calendar, testifying to an increasingly Chinese population.

In addition, there are numerous regional holidays on which generals and city foundations are remembered. By the way, a visit to the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is recommended, where the whole city is turned upside down for three days.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's DayAraw ng Bagong Taon
Jan. 16thSinulog (Cebu only)Sinulog (nur Cebu)
Feb. 2ndConstitution DayConstitution Day
Feb. 25thPeople's Power DayAraw ng People Power
July 27thIglesia Ni Cristo DayAraw ng Iglesia Ni Cristo
Nov. 1stAll Saints' DayAraw ng mga Namayapa
Nov. 2ndAll Souls' DayAraw ng mga Patay
Nov. 27thFestival of SacrificeEidul Adha
Dec. 24thChristmas EvePasko
Dec. 25thChirstmasAraw ng Pasko
Dec. 31stNew Year's EveBisperas ng Bagong Taon

Moving Holidays in the Philippines

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
Chinese New Years FestivalAraw ng Bagong Taon ng mga TsinoJan. 22ndFeb. 10thJan. 29thFeb. 17thFeb. 6th
Maundy ThursdayHuwebes SantoApril 6thMarch 28thApril 17thApril 2ndMarch 25th
Good FridayBiyernes SantoApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayLinggo ng PagkabuhayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Day of honorAraw ng KagitinganApril 10thApril 9thApril 9thApril 9thApril 9th
Labor DayAraw ng ManggagawaMay 1stMay 1stMay 1stMay 1stMay 1st
Independence DayAraw ng KalayaanJune 12thJune 12thJune 12thJune 12thJune 12th
Benigno Aquino DayAraw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy AquinoAug. 21stAug. 21stAug. 21stAug. 21stAug. 21st
National Hero Memorial DayAraw ng mga BayaniAug. 28thAug. 26thAug. 25thAug. 31stAug. 30th
Bonifacio DayKaarawan ni BonifacioNov. 30thNov. 30thDec. 1stNov. 30thNov. 30th
Rizal DayAraw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose RizalDec. 30thDec. 30thDec. 30thDec. 30thDec. 30th

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