2012 Official Holidays in the Philippines

Wow! We now have the List of 2012 Holidays. Consistent with the requirement for an issuance by the President to fix national holidays, Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 295, declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days and special holidays throughout the Philippines. To be sure, other non-working days will be declared during the course of 2012, just like the declared holidays for 2011 and previous years. This list will be updated form time to time. In the meantime, the official legal holidays for 2012 are as follows:

January 1, 2012 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day

January 23, 2012 (Monday) – Chinese New Year

February 25, 2011 (Saturday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary (for all schools)

April 5, 2012Maundy Thursday

April 6, 2012Good Friday

April 9, 2012 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1, 2012 (Tuesday) – Labor Day

June 12, 2012 (Tuesday) – Independence Day

August 20, 2012 (Monday) – Eid’l Fitr (per Proclamation 455)

August 21, 2012 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day

August 27, 2012 (Last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day

October 26, 2012 (Friday) – Eidul Adha / Eid’l Adha (per Proc. 488)

November 1, 2012 (Thursday) – All Saints Day

November 2, 2012 (Friday) – Additional special (non-working) day

November 30, 2012 (Friday) – Bonifacio Day

December 25, 2012 (Tuesday) – Christmas Day

December 30, 2012 (Sunday) – Rizal Day

December 31, 2012 (Monday) – Last Day of the Year

August 21, 2012 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1, 2012 (Thursday) – All Saints Day

November 2, 2012 (Friday) – Additional special (non-working) day

Drop by from time to time for updates, including additional holidays that may be announced by the Office of the President.

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