Public holidays in the Philippines
This is a list of Events in the Philippines.
The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the "regular holiday" and the "special non-working day".
|Did not work||Did work|
|Regular holiday||100% of daily wage||200% of daily wage|
|Special non-working day||not paid||130% of daily wage|
Aside from these, an employee shall be given additional pay if the holiday falls on his rest day (additional 30%), or if he works overtime (additional 25% per hour; additional 30% per hour if on a rest day).
2013 regular holidays
|Date||English name||Filipino name||Details|
|January 1||New Year's Day||Araw ng Bagong Taon||Celebrates the first day of the year in Gregorian calendar. It is widely celebrated in the Philippines.|
|March 28||Maundy Thursday||Huwebes Santo||Maundy Thursday is one of the four public holidays during Holy Week in the Philippines (Tagalog: Mahál na Araw; Spanish: Semana Santa; English: Holy Week). This holy day commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.|
|March 29||Good Friday||Biyernes Santo||Good Friday is one of the four public holidays during Holy Week or Mahál na Araw. This holiday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.|
|April 9||Day of Valor||Araw ng Kagitingan||Commemorates Fall of Bataan during Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II and by extension Fall of Corregidor, the Bataan Death March and the courage of the Filipino and American soldiers during World War II. In 2009, Araw ng Kagitingan fell on Maundy Thursday so it was moved to April 6.|
|May 1||Labor Day||Araw ng mga Manggagawà||Celebrates workers. The first Labour Day celebrations were held in the Philippines on May 1, 1903 in a mammoth rally in front of Malacañan Palace staged by the Union Obrera Democratica (Democratic Laborer's Union), while pressing for workers’ economic rights.|
|June 12||Independence Day||Araw ng Kalayaan||Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence by Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898.|
|August 26||National Heroes' Day||Araw ng mga Bayani||Commemorates 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.|
|November 30||Bonifacio Day||Kaarawan ni Bonifacio||Commemorates 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, for historical reasons. Unlike Rizal and other heroes who died at the hands of foreign persons, Bonifacio was executed by the Philippine government. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo ordered his execution, as he was considered an enemy of the state after the events at the Tejeros Convention. Often confused with National Heroes' Day.|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Araw ng Pasko||Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. As the majority of Filipinos are Christians, Christmas in the Philippines is one of the longest in the world, stretching from as early as September until the last week of January. Along with Holy Week, it is one of the most important holidays of the year.|
|December 30||Rizal Day||Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal||Commemorates the execution of national hero José Rizal by Spanish colonial authorities on December 30, 1896.|
2013 special holidays
|Date||English name||Filipino name||Details|
|May 13||Election Day||Election Day of the 2013 Philippine general election.|
2013 special day
This special day is only applicable for schools.
|Date||English name||Filipino name||Details|
|February 25||EDSA Revolution Anniversary||Anibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA||A special non-working holiday in recent years to celebrate the People Power Revolution, it hasn't been made a regular yearly holiday. It is a special holiday only for schools, either private or public schools since 2010.|
|Date||English name||Filipino name||Date movability||Details|
|February 2||Constitution Day||Araw ng Saligangbatas||Movable date||a non-working holiday on February 2, 2002, in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the approval of the 1987 Philippine Constitution.|
|February 10||Chinese New Year||Bagong Taong Tsino||Movable date||This holiday commemorates the Chinese's end of winter season.|
|March 8||National Women's Day||Pambansang Araw ng mga Kababaihan||Fixed date||House Bill 3962 (Pending action as of April 2013[update], approved by the House on 2012-03-05, transmitted to on 2012-03-08 and received by the Senate on 2012-03-08), a bill declaring March 8 of each year as National Women's Day, a non-working holiday in the Philippines honoring all Filipino women.|
|May 24||Vesak Day||Araw ng Bisyak||Movable date||Marks three important events in the life Gautama Buddha: His birth in 583 B.C., His Enlightenment, and His entering into Parinirvana (the passing away of His physical body). President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on March 29, 2001, through the initiative of the Universal Wisdom Foundation, signed Proclamation No. 24 declaring the full moon day of May every year as Vesak Day in the Philippines.|
|June 19||Jose Rizal's birthday||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Jose Rizal||Movable date||Declared on June 19, 1961 by President Carlos P. García in commemoration of the 100th birth anniversary of José Rizal. It was again declared as an special non-working holiday in June 20, 2011 (Monday) by President Benigno Aquino III for Rizal's 150th birth anniversary requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.|
|July 27||Iglesia ni Cristo Day||Araw ng Iglesia ni Cristo||Fixed Date||In keeping with Republic Act No. 9645, signed into law on June 12, 2009, July 27 was designated as a special national working holiday starting from 2009 and every year thereafter in recognition of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines. It is the biggest indigenous Christian church in Asia.|
|To be determined||Eid'l Fitr||Pagwawakas ng Ramadan||Movable date||Celebrates 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.|
|To be determined||Eidul Adha||Pista ng Pagsasakripisyo||Movable date||Celebrates 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 who go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.|
|October 21||National Day of Celebration||Araw ng Pagdiriwang||Movable date||Presidential Proclamation No. 481 declaring Sunday, October 21, 2012 as a national day of celebration due to the canonization of Pedro Calungsod.|
|November 16||National Day of Prayer and Fasting||3rd Saturday of November||was declared by President Joseph Estrada as a non-working holiday during the 3rd Saturday of November in 1999 and 2000 as advised by Bro. Mike Velarde, his spriritual adviser.|
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.
|Date||English Name||Filipino Name||Details|
|January 12||Valencia City Charter Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Valencia City only.|
|Third Sunday of January||Sinulog||This regular holiday applies to Cebu and Tacloban only, honors the Santo Niño|
|February 3||Blas Ople Birth Anniversary||Ka-Blas Ople Day||This is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan. Celebrates the birth of Blas Ople|
|February 5||Biñan Liberation Day||N/A||This special working holiday applies to Biñan, Laguna only.|
|February 9||Mandaluyong Liberation and Cityhood Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Mandaluyong City only, honoring the 1945 liberation of Mandaluyong and its 1995 elevation to cityhood.|
|February 11||Evelio Javier Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan, and Iloilo only.|
|February 13||Parañaque Day||Araw ng Parañaque||This regular holiday applies to Parañaque City only.|
|February 14||Valenzuela City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela||This special working holiday applies to Valenzuela City only|
|February 24||Cebú City Charter Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Cebu City only.|
|February 21–27||Musikahan Festival||This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only.|
|March 1||Muntinlupa City Charter Day||N/A||This special non-working holiday applies to Muntinlupa City only.|
|March 7||Tagum City Day||Araw ng Tagum||Commemorating the elevation of then Tagum municipality into the first component city of Davao del Norte. This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only.|
|March 8||Compostella Valley Day||N/A||This special working holiday applies to Compostela Valley only.|
|March 10||Cavite Day||Araw ng Cavite||This special working holiday applies only in province of Cavite only.|
|March 16||Davao City Day||Araw ng Dabaw||Commemorating the signing of the Davao Charter, creating the City of Davao. This special non-working holiday applies to Davao City only.|
|March 18||Panay Liberation Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to all provinces and cities on the islands of Guimaras, Panay and Romblon|
|March 22||Malaybalay City Charter Day||N/A||This special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only.|
|March 27||San Juan Day||Araw ng San Juan||This special non-working holiday applies to San Juan City only.|
|April 21||Calamba City Day||Araw ng Calamba||Commemorating the signing of the Calamba Charter, creating the City of Calamba. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only.|
|May 4||Ilagan Day||Aggaw na Ilagan||Celebrating the foundation of Ilagan City. This special non-working holiday applies to Ilagan City only.|
|May 27||San Jose Parish Fiesta Matalom, Leyte||Fiesta ni Senior San Jose||Special Non Working holiday which only applies to Matalom, Leyte for the celebration of its fiesta celebration in honor of Saint Joseph.|
|June 1||Biray Festival||Araw ng Imahen ng Birheng Maria||Honor to 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 11||Rizal Province Day||Araw ng Rizal||This special non-working holiday applies to Rizal province only.|
|June 15||Cagayán de Oro Charter Day||N/A||This special non-working holiday applies to Cagayán de Oro City only.|
|June 18||Naga City Charter Anniversary||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Naga City only.|
|June 18||Bacolod City Charter Day||N/A||This regular holiday only applies to Bacolod City.|
|June 18||Benguet Foundation Day||N/A||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Benguet only.|
|June 19||Surigao del Sur Day||Araw ng Surigao del Sur||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Sur only.|
|June 19||Surigao del Norte Day||Araw ng Surigao del Norte||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Norte only.|
|June 19||Feast of Forest||Pista ng Kagubatan||This special working holiday applies to Palawan only.|
|June 19||Araw ng Calamba||Calamba Day||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Calamba only. This also commemorates Dr. Jose Rizal's birthday.|
|June 19||Calambanga Festival||Araw ng Calamba||This 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 21||Agusan del Sur||Naliyagan Festival||Special non-working holiday, Agusan Del Sur|
|June 24||Manila Day||Araw ng Maynila||This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Manila only honoring its 1571 founding by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi.|
|June 30||Tacloban Day and Tacloban City Charter Day||Araw ng Tacloban||This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Tacloban only.|
|July 1||Tagbilaran City Charter Day||N/A||A 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 1||N/A||Araw (ng Rehiyon) ng Davao||Day 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 1||Maramag Day||Araw ng Maramag||Day 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 2||Pasig Foundation day||Araw ng Pasig||This special non-working holiday applies to Pasig City only. Remembers the founding of the city in 1573.|
|July 22||Bohol Day||N/A||A 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 23||Apolinario Mabini Day||Kaarawan ni Apolinario Mabini||This special working holiday applies to Tanauan, Batangas only.|
|August 2||Butuan City Charter Day||Adlaw Hong Butuan||This holiday applies to Butuan City only.|
|August 2||Kabankalan City Charter Day||Adlaw Kabankalan||This holiday applies to Kabankalan City only.|
|August 6||Cebu Provincial Charter Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu only.|
|August 9||Ablan Day||Kaarawan ni Ablan||A commemoration of the birthday of former Ilocos Norte Governor Roque Ablan. Not always a non-working holiday. this depends on an official declaration by the LCE. This special holiday applies to Laoag City only per RA 6941.|
|August 17||Kadayawan Festival||Davao Harvest Festival||This special working holiday applies to the city of Davao only.|
|August 19||Manuel Luis Quezón Day||Kaarawan ni Manuel Luis Quezón||This special working holiday applies to the provinces of Quezon and Aurora, and to the city of Quezón only in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, born on this day in 1878.|
|August 31||Surigao City Charter Day||N/A||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao City only.|
|September 1||Baguio Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Baguio||Special non-working holiday only in Baguio City marking its foundation in 1909.|
|September 2||Nueva Ecija Day||Araw ng Nueva Ecija||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Nueva Ecija only.|
|September 9||Osmeña Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Cebu only honoring the nation's 4th president on his birthday.|
|Second Friday — Third Sunday of September||Peñafrancia Festival||Pista ng Peñafrancia||Applies only to Naga City and honors the miraculous image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region.|
|September 9||San José del Monte City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng San José del Monte||This regular holiday applies to San José del Monte City only.|
|September 10||Feast of San Nicolás de Tolentino||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Surigao City only.|
|September 13||Battle of Pulang Lupa||Labanan sa Pulang Lupa||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Marinduque only. Remembers the patriotic victory in the 1903 Battle of Pulang Lupa|
|September 17||Siquijor Day||Araw ng Siquijor||This special non-working holiday applies to Siquijor only.|
|September 18||Tacurong City Charter Day||N/A||This special working holiday applies to Tacurong City only.|
|October 16||Oroquieta City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Oroquieta||This special non-working holiday applies to Oroquieta City only.|
|October 20||Leyte Landing Day||N/A||This regular holiday applies to Tacloban only. Commemorates the very landing in Palo Beach in Leyte in 1944, the very event that signaled the liberation of the country in the Second World War.|
|November 4||President Carlos P. Garcia Day||N/A||A day commemorating the birth of Bohol's beloved son, President Carlos Polestico Garcia, the 8th President of the Republic of the Philippines. This special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol.|
|November 5||Negros Day||N/A||Also called Al Cinco de Noviembre, this special non-working holiday applies to the province of Negros Occidental only. Honors the 1898 Negros Revolution and those who took part.|
|November 16||Quirino Day||Araw ni Quirino||To 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 2||Pasay City Day||Araw ng Pasay||This special non-working holiday applies to Pasay City only, the city was founded on this day in 1863.|
|December 8||Taguig City Day||Araw ng Siyudad ng Taguig||As 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.|
|December 11||Pampanga Day||Araw ng Pampanga||Under 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 13||General Trias Foundation Day and Valenciana Festival||N/A||This special working holiday applies of General Trias, Cavite only.|
|December 20||Feast Day of Santa Lucia||N/A||This day commemorates St. Lucy, the patron saint of the town of Santa Lucia in Ilocos Sur. This special non-working holiday applies to Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur only|
|December 18||López Jaena Day||N/A||This regular holiday in Iloilo province and Iloilo City only. Honors Graciano López Jaena and his contributions to the Propaganda Movement of the 1880s.|
Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo usually issues proclamations moving the holiday to Friday if a holiday falls on a Wednesday or Thursday, or to Monday if a holiday falls on a Tuesday. The sole purpose is to enable government and private employees to enjoy a three day weekend holiday. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, coining the term holiday economics, introduced the policy in 2001 to reduce disruption to business and production schedules, encourage domestic tourism and give employees long weekends. 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. 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.
In addition to the Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days which it designates, the law specifies that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regional holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
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. Others deplored it as presidential tinkering with history via executive fiat.
The final two weeks of 2008 have the largest number of holidays based on Presidential Proclamation 1463 with offices closed from December 25, 2008 until January 4, 2009.
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