2010 Official Holidays: Regular and Special Non-Working

The barrage of search queries that reached this site, whether November 2, 2009 is a regular national holiday, drives home the point that people love vacations and would want to know the long weekends in advance (updated: 2014 holidays). Before proceeding to list the declared official holidays for 2010, allow us to say that, yes, November 2 is a holiday. So is November 30, 2009 (Bonifacio Day). Go here for the full list of 2011 holidays.

So, for those planning their vacations way ahead in advance, here are the national regular holidays and special non-working holidays for 2010:

  • New Year’s Day — 1 January 2010
  • EDSA People Power (All SCHOOLS Only) — 22 February 2010 (Special holiday)
  • Maundy Thursday — 1 April 2010
  • Good Friday — 2 April 2010
  • Araw ng Kagitingan (Bataaan and Corregidor Day)   — 9 April 2010 (Friday)
  • Labor Day — 3 May 2010 (Monday); moved from May 1, per Proclamation 2043
  • Election Day – 10 May 2010 (Monday); Proclamation 2020
  • Independence Day — 14 June 2010 (Monday nearest June 12)
  • Presidential Inauguration — 30 June 2010 (special non-working holiday, per Proclamation 2085)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo Anniversary — 27 July 2010 (special national working holiday, per R.A. 9645)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day — 21 August 2010 (special non-working holiday; previously scheduled in August 23 under Proc. 1841, moved back to August 21 under Proclamation 13; see discussion here)
  • National Heroes Day — 30 August 2010 (Last Monday of August)
  • Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)  — 10 September 2010 (Proclamation 26)
  • All Saints Day — 1 November 2010 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day — 29 November 2010 (Monday nearest November 30)
  • Additional Non-working day — 24 December 2010 (Friday)
  • Christmas Day –  25 December 2010 (Saturday)
  • Rizal Day — 27 December 2010 (Monday nearest December 30)
  • Last Day of the Year — 31 December 2010 (Friday)
  • New Year’s Day –  1 January 2011

We shall update the list should their be extra holidays that will be declared. Enjoy your vacation, folks! (Sources: Republic Act 9492; Proclamation 1841).


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