Category Archives: Holidays

2018 Holidays: Official List of Philippine Holidays

We’re almost done with 2016 and we’re running out of 2017 holidays (see full list of 2017 holidays), so it’s always a good idea to plan the vacation schedule for the incoming year, 2017. No work, just time to travel on these non-working holidays. So, per Proclamation No. 269, series of 2017, here’s the official list of the nationwide holidays for 2018: Continue reading 2018 Holidays: Official List of Philippine Holidays

National Holiday, 26 June 2017 (Proclamation No. 235, full text)

[Full list of 2017 holidays, click here]

Proclamation No. 235, s. 2017

Declaring Monday, 26 June 2017, as a Regular Holiday Throughout the Country in Observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan); and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religions and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feat of Ramadan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

By the President:

SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
Executive Secretary

2017 Holidays: Official List of Philippine Holidays

We’re almost done with 2016 and we’re running out of 2016 holidays (see also, full list of 2018 holidays), so it’s always a good idea to plan the vacation schedule for the incoming year, 2017. No work, just time to travel on these non-working holidays.  So, per Proclamation No. 50, series of 2016, here’s the official list of the nationwide holidays for 2017: Continue reading 2017 Holidays: Official List of Philippine Holidays

List of 2016 Official Holidays of the Philippines

We almost forgot about the holidays for this year, 2016 [update: see the 2017 official holidays]. It’s almost 6 months since the full list of Philippine holidays was released and we still have not uploaded it here. This is an important list because if you’re a Filipino, you’ll need to know when there’s no work and accordingly make travel plans way in advance. On the other hand, if you’re not a Filipino, you need to know when destinations are packed because domestic travel is up because of the declared non-working holidays. So, per Proclamation No. 1105, series of 2015, here’s the official list of the nationwide holidays for 2016: Continue reading List of 2016 Official Holidays of the Philippines

Confused About the National Heroes Day?

We know that there’s a National Heroes Day in the official list of public holidays throughout the Philippines. We know there’s supposed to be no work or school on National Heroes Day, just like any holiday. When we dug deeper, we realized that there’s more confusion surrounding this holiday. Continue reading Confused About the National Heroes Day?

Full List of 2015 Holidays in the Philippines

There are a number of holidays left for 2014, but Malacanang has issued the official list of Philippine holidays for 2015. This should allow everyone to plan ahead in terms of travel / vacation / work. The President issued Proclamation 831 (full text),  declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working days), and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2015. Here’s the full list of 2015 holidays: Continue reading Full List of 2015 Holidays in the Philippines

List of 2014 Philippine Holidays

Yes, there are a number of holidays still remaining for the year 2013. It’s never too late for catchups! And while you’re planning for your trips and vacation destinations this year, it might be a good idea to go a step further (or, more properly, one year ahead). Malacanang has issued Proclamation 655, fixing the national holidays for 2014. Here’s the full list of official 2014 holidays: Continue reading List of 2014 Philippine Holidays

25 February 2013 Holiday: EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary

For those asking if February 25, 2013 is a holiday, yes, it’s a national holiday. But whether you’ll be sad or happy depends on whether you’re still in school. While EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary is a national holiday, it’s only for schools. It means no classes for students. It also means it’s a regular working day if you’re no longer a student (see also Full List of 2013 Holidays). There was a time when February 25 was a national holiday for all. Continue reading 25 February 2013 Holiday: EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary

Full List of 2013 National Holidays for the Philippines

It’s always a good idea to book our vacations way ahead of time. Tickets and accommodations are cheaper. More choices are available. So it’s a welcome news that Malacanang released the official list of regular holidays and special non-working days for 2013. The list is contained in Proclamation 459 (full text). The full list of 2013 holidays is found below: Continue reading Full List of 2013 National Holidays for the Philippines

Celebrating Linggo ng Palaspas (Palm Sunday) in the Philippines

Today is Palm Sunday (Linggo ng Palaspaas), an event which commemorates the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday also ushers in the Holy Week (Semana Santa), which is significant even to non-Catholics because of two national holidays, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, which, in conjunction with Araw ng Kagitingan, results to a 5-day long weekend this year 2012 (see also list of 2012 holidays). Continue reading Celebrating Linggo ng Palaspas (Palm Sunday) in the Philippines