Public holidays in the Philippines
This is a list of public holidays in the Philippines.
On July 25, 1987, President Corazon Aquino promulgated the Administrative Code of the Philippines. Chapter 7- of this code specified a list of ten nationwide regular holidays and two nationwide special days and provided that the President may proclaim any local special day for a particular date, group or place. Seven of the regular holidays were specified with fixed dates, two with movable dates, and one was specified to fall on the Last Sunday of August. The code did not specify how the movable dates were to be determined
In 2001, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo decided to include holiday manipulation, also known as Holiday Economics as part of the then-new government’s list of principal economic policies, moving the celebration dates for holidays occurring on midweek days to weekend days. This was codified by Republic Act. No. 9492, approved on July 25, 2007, which replaced the list of holidays and special days. This act had been specified by the Administrative Code with a new list of eleven national holidays and three nationwide special days. The act also provided that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regional holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The act specified two of the holidays and one special day with fixed dates, five of the holidays and two special days as occurring on a Monday nearest to or preceding specified dates, and two of the holidays as having movable dates. The act mandated that the President shall issue a proclamation for specifying the specific date movable holidays at least six months prior to the holiday concerned. The act specified that holidays falling on a Wednesday will be observed on the Monday of that week, that holidays falling on a Sunday will be observed on the Monday that follows, and provided that regular holidays and special days may be modified by order or proclamation.
Presidential Proclamations issued subsequent to the promulgation of Republic Act No. 9492 established celebration dates for national holidays and special days, and established new holidays and special days, some nationwide and some local to specified localities.
The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the "regular holiday" and the "special non-working day". There is a difference in the pay that employers are required to pay between the two type of holidays. There is also a difference in what is closed and in how the days are declared.
|Did not work (including rest days)||Did work|
|Regular holiday||100% of daily wage||200% of daily wage|
|Special non-working day||not paid||130% of daily wage|
On top of these pay rules, an employee shall be given an additional 30% if the holiday falls on his or her rest day, and an additional 30% if he or she works overtime.
Independence Day was formerly celebrated on July 4—the date of the Philippine independence from the United States in 1946, a date chosen because it was also American Independence Day. On May 12, 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential Proclamation No. 28, which declared Tuesday, June 12 a special public holiday throughout the Philippines, "... in commemoration of our people's declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence." On August 4, 1964, Republic Act No. 4166 renamed July 4 holiday as "Philippine Republic Day", proclaimed June 12 as "Philippine Independence Day", and enjoined all citizens of the Philippines to observe the latter with befitting rites.
In 1955, President Ramón Magsaysay issued Presidential Proclamation No. 212, s. 1955, which established the observance of Philippine–American Day every November 15, which was the anniversary of the 1935 inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Sometime during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Philippine–American Day was renamed "Philippine–American Friendship Day" and moved to July 4, overshadowing the observance of the date as Republic Day. After the Third Republic and the abolition of the 1935 Constitution under Martial Law, it was impolitic to remind the public of the old republic. This is why, when President Marcos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 2346 s. 1984, reference was made to Philippine–American Friendship Day, which was relegated to a working holiday without mention of Republic Day.
During the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino, the practice of celebrating July 4 as both Philippine–American Friendship Day and Republic Day as a non-working holiday was formally abolished. Section 26 of the Administrative Code of 1987 specified a list of regular holidays and nationwide special days that did not include July 4.
|Date||Anglicized Name||Filipino Name||Transferability||Description|
|January 1 (2019)||New Year's Day||Araw ng Bagong Taon||Fixed||Celebrates the first day of the year in Gregorian calendar. It is widely celebrated in the Philippines.|
|April 9||Day of Valor||Araw ng Kagitingan||Fixed||Commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers throughout the Second World War.|
|April 18 (2019)||Maundy Thursday||Huwebes Santo||Movable||Part of the Triduum of Holy Week and includes the Mass of the Lord's Supper (the Last Supper).|
|April 19 (2019)||Good Friday||Biyernes Santo||Movable||Commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Processions, passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practiced on this day.|
|May 1||Labor Day||Araw ng mga Manggagawa||Fixed||Anniversary of the May 1, 1903 rally by the Unión Obrera Democrática Filipina. Held in conjunction with the International Workers' Day.|
|June 5 (2019)||Eidul Fitr||Pagwawakas ng Ramadan / Lebaran / Araw ng raya||Movable||Feast at the end of Ramadan|
|June 12||Independence Day||Araw ng Kalayaan||Fixed||Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898. From 1947 to 1964, Independence Day was celebrated on July 4 (see below).|
|August 12 (2019) ||Eidul Adha||Eidul Adha / Araw ng kurban||Movable||Feast at the end of the Hajj when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The Hajj is when Muslims go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.|
|August 26 (2019)||National Heroes' Day||Araw ng mga Bayani||Fixed||Anniversary of the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan which began the Philippine Revolution and commemorates all the nation's heroes. Held every last Monday of August. Usually, it's the last holiday before the long celebration of the Christmas season which begins on September 1.|
|November 30||Bonifacio Day||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Andrés Bonifacio||Fixed||Birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, de facto national hero. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death (May 10, 1897), because he was executed by the Filipino revolutionary government and not by colonial powers. Often confused with National Heroes' Day.|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Araw ng Pasko||Fixed||Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ, main figure of Christianity.|
|December 30||Rizal Day||Paggunita sa Kamatayan ni Dr. Jose Rizal||Fixed||Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.|
Special non-working days
|Date||Anglicized name||Filipino name||Transferability||Description|
|February 5 (2019)||Chinese New Year||Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino||Movable||Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year.|
|February 25||EDSA Revolution Anniversary||Anibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA||Fixed||Anniversary of the People Power Revolution.|
|April 20 (2019)||Black Saturday||Sabado de Gloria||Movable||Part of the Easter Triduum and Holy Week. Commemorates Christ's Descent into Hell as his body lay in the Holy Sepulchre.|
|August 21||Ninoy Aquino Day||Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino||Fixed||Anniversary of Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983. One catalyst for the People Power Revolution in 1986 led to the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos.|
|November 1||All Saints' Day||Undás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga Santo||Fixed||Filipinos observe this day by visiting graves, repairing and clean their relatives' tombs and offering prayers, flowers, food, and candles to the dead. Many return to their native provinces to visit ancestral tombs, thus making it an occasion for reunions with extended family.|
|November 2||All Souls Day||Araw ng mga Kaluluwa||Fixed||Marks the end of All Saints Day.|
|December 8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Pagdiriwang ng Kalinis-linisang Paglilihi sa Mahal na Birheng Maria||Fixed||Traditional Catholic feast date of conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary as pure and sinless, honored as mother and Principal Patroness of the Philippines since 1942. It is instituted by virtue of Republic Act No. 10966. It was first observed as a holiday in 2018.|
|December 24 (2019)||Christmas Eve||Bisperas ng Pasko||Special Holiday, Fixed||Marks the eve of Christmas.|
|December 31 (2019)||New Year's Eve||Bisperas ng Bagong Taon (Last Day of the Year)||Fixed||This holiday is between 2 regular holidays, Rizal Day, and New Year's Day. This holiday is a Special non-working day every December 31.|
|Satw||Anglicized name||Filipino name||Transferability||Description|
|January 23||First Philippine Republic Day||Araw ng Unang Republika ng Pilipinas||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the establishment of the First Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899 at the Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan.|
|Last Monday of January||National Bible Day||Pambansang Araw ng Bibliya||Movable||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the value of the Holy Bible as the core of the country's Christian faith professed by millions of its people, held on the Monday following the final Sunday of January which serves as the conclusion of the week-long celebrations of National Bible Week organized by the country's Christian faiths.|
|February 2||Constitution Day||Araw ng Saligang Batas||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2002. Celebrates the ratification of the current 1987 Constitution.|
|February 20 (2019)||Lantern Festival||Piyesta ng mga Parol Tsino, Piyestang Yuanxiao||Movable||Working holiday among the Filipino Chinese which marks the conclusion of the Chinese New Year festivities 15 days after.|
|March 8||National Women's Day||Pambansang Araw ng Kababaihan||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.|
|April 27||Lapu-Lapu Day||Araw ni Lapu-Lapu||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the victory of Lapu-Lapu and his men over the Spaniards, led by Ferdinand Magellan, during the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521.|
|May or June||Vesak Day||Araw ng Bisyak||Movable||Celebrated by Filipino Buddhists, to mark three important events in the life of Gautama Buddha: his birth, his Enlightenment, and his physical death and spiritual entry into Parinirvana. In 2001, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed a proclamation declaring the day in May of the full moon as Vesak Day.|
|May 28||Flag Day||Araw ng Pambansang Watawat||Fixed||Celebration of the patriotic victory in the 1898 Battle of Alapan, the first time the national flag was unfurled in public. Independence Day celebrations begin on this day, lasting until June 12.|
|June 19||José Rizal's birthday||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni José Rizal||Movable||First declared in 1961 by President Carlos P. García in honor of the birth centenary of José Rizal. Monday, June 20, 2011 was declared a special non-working holiday by President Benigno Aquino III for Rizal's 150th birth anniversary as requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.|
|July 27||Iglesia ni Cristo Day||Araw ng Iglesia ni Cristo||Fixed||In 2009, July 27 was designated by a Republic Act as a yearly special national working holiday to honor the foundation of the Iglesia ni Cristo in 1914. This day was declared as a special non-working day in the year 2014 to commemorate the church's 100th Anniversary.|
|August 25||National Tech-Voc Day||Araw ng Pambansang Teknolohikal-Bokasyonal||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2018. This holiday aims to promote technical and vocational education and training in the Philippines.|
|August 31 (2019)||First of Muharram (Islamic New Year)||Unang Araw ng Muharram,
Bagong Taong Islamiko
|Movable||Woking holiday by Filipino Muslims to mark the beginning of the Islamic year.|
|September 3||Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita Day
(Victory over Japan Day)
|Araw ng Pagsuko ni Heneral Tomoyuki Yamashita||Fixed||A working holiday which will be first observed in 2019. Celebrates the surrender of Japanese Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Baguio City at the conclusion of hostilities of the Second World War on September 3, 1945.|
|September 23 (2019)||Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival)||Piyestang Zhōngqiū Jié||Movable||Working holiday by the Filipino Chinese community to celebrate the fall harvest, also a cultural observance by many Filipinos and part of the opening salvo of the long Christmas season which begins in that month, usually the festival period marks the time when the first pre-Christmas sales are held in shopping malls.|
|November 10 (2019)||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Propetang Muhammad||Movable||Known elsewhere as Mawlid, the day marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad on the 12th day of Rabi' al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.|
|November 28 (2019)||Thanksgiving Day||Araw ng Pasasalamat||Movable||Formerly a national holiday until 1971 (held from 1973 to 1985 on September 21, the anniversary of the beginning of Martial Law), currently marked as a commercial and cultural working holiday. Mainly celebrated by the Filipino-American community and American expats, and now increasingly being revived, this day is a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.|
|December 10||Human Rights Day||Araw ng Karapatang Pantao||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in December 10, 1948.|
|December 21||Armed Forces Day||Araw ng Hukbong Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas||Fixed||Working holiday marking the official formation in 1935 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.|
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. Such holidays are usually declared as special non-working day and is proclaimed by the President.
|Date||Anglicized name||Filipino name||Description|
|January 12||Valencia City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Valencia||This regular holiday applies to Valencia, Bukidnon only.|
|January 16||Navotas Day||Araw ng Navotas||This regular holiday applies to Navotas only.|
|January 17||James Leonard Tagle Gordon Day||Araw ng Kapanangakan ni James Leonard Tagle Gordon||Celebrated only in Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, this holiday reflects on the achievements, contributions and heroism of the late politician and city mayor.|
|Third Sunday of January||Sinulog||This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu and Tacloban only, honors the Santo Niño.|
|January 22||Vigan Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Vigan||This regular holiday applies to the city of Vigan. It happens three days before the city's fiesta.|
|February 3||Blas Ople Birth Anniversary||Pagdiriwang ng Kapanangakan ni Blas Ople||This is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan. Celebrates the birth of Blas Ople, statesman and former Senator.|
|February 3||Cabanatuan City Day||Araw ng Cabanatuan||This regular holiday applies to the city of Cabanatuan only.|
|February 5||Biñan Liberation Day||Araw ng Liberasyon ng Biñan||This special working holiday applies to the city of Biñan only.|
|February 9||Mandaluyong Liberation and Cityhood Day||Araw ng Liberasyon at Pagkalungsod ng Mandaluyong||This regular holiday applies to Mandaluyong only, honoring the 1945 liberation of Mandaluyong and its 1995 elevation to cityhood.|
|February 11||Evelio Javier Day||Araw ni Evelio Javier||This special non-working holiday applies to the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan, and Iloilo only, in remembrance of the 1986 murder of the popular Governor of Antique whose death was one of the causes of the 1986 People Power Revolution.|
|February 13||Parañaque Day||Araw ng Parañaque||This regular holiday applies to Parañaque only.|
|February 14||Valenzuela City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela||This special working holiday applies to Valenzuela only.|
|February 24||Cebu City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Cebu||This regular holiday applies to Cebu City only.|
|February 26||Día de Zamboanga (Zamboanga Day)||Araw ng Zamboanga||This regular holiday applies only to Zamboanga City only as celebration of the anniversary of the inauguration of Zamboanga as a city, even its Charter was signed on October 12 which is also a holiday in celebration of the Feast of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the city's patron saint.|
|February 21–27||Musikahan Festival||This regular holiday applies to Tagum only.|
|March 1||Muntinlupa City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa||This special non-working holiday applies to Muntinlupa only.|
|March 2||La Union Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lalawigan ng La Union||This special non-working holiday applies to La Union only.|
|Cavite Day||Araw ng Kabite||This special working holiday applies only in province of Cavite 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 only.|
|March 8||Compostella Valley Day||Araw ng Lambak ng Compostella||This special working holiday applies to Compostela Valley 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||Araw ng Liberasyon ng Panay||This regular holiday applies to all provinces and cities on the islands of Guimaras, Panay and Romblon marking the 1945 liberation of these provinces by joint Filipino and American forces.|
|March 19||Sulyog Festival||Feast of St. Joseph||This day commemorates Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the town of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro. This special non-working holiday applies to Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro only.|
|March 22||Malaybalay City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Malaybalay||This special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only.|
|March 25||Cry of Candon||Sigaw ng Candon / Ikkis ti Candon||This special working holiday applies to Candon only. March 25 commemorates the "Cry of Candon" in the city of Candon, Ilocos Sur, when local heroes led by Don Isabelo Abaya declared the Republica de Filipinas Katipunan de Candon. In honor of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom, March 25 of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in the city of Candon.|
|March 27||San Juan Day||Araw ng San Juan||This special non-working holiday applies to San Juan 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 only.|
|May 3 (Movable)||Sampaguita Festival||Pista ng Sampaguita||This regular holiday applies to San Pedro only.|
|May 4||Ilagan Day||Aggaw na Ilagan||Celebrating the foundation of Ilagan (as municipality). This special non-working holiday applies to Ilagan only.|
|May 21||Malabon Day||Araw ng Malabon||This regular holiday applies to Malabon only.|
|May 24||Nueva Vizcaya Day||Ammungan Festival||The province's foundation day. This special non-working holiday applies to Nueva Vizcaya only.|
|May 27||San Josee Parish Fiesta||Fiesta ni Señor San José||Special non-working holiday in honor of Saint Joseph which only applies to Matalom, Leyte.|
|June 1||Biray Festival||Pistang Biray / Araw ng Imahen ng Birheng Maria||Honors 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||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro||This special non-working holiday applies to Cagayan de Oro only.|
|June 18||Naga City Charter Anniversary||Anibersaryo ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Naga||This regular holiday applies to Naga, Camarines Sur only.|
|Benguet Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Benguet||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Benguet only.|
|Bacolod City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Bacolod||This special non-working holiday applies to Bacolod City only.|
|June 19||Surigao del Sur Day||Araw ng Surigao del Sur||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Sur only.|
|Surigao del Norte Day||Araw ng Surigao del Norte||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Norte only.|
|Feast of the Forest||Pista ng Kagubatan||This special working holiday applies to Palawan only celebrating the importance of forests in the province.|
|Laguna Day||Araw ng Laguna||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Laguna only. This also commemorates Dr. José Rizal's birthday.|
|Calambanga Festival||Araw ng Calamba||This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba only. This also commemorates Dr. José Rizal's birthday and a review of the history of Calamba.|
|June 21||Naliyagan Festival||Pistang Naliyagan||Special non-working holiday, applies to Agusan del Sur only.|
|June 23||Bacoor Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Bacoor||This day commemorates the cityhood of Bacoor in the province of Cavite on June 23, 2012. This special non-working holiday applies to Bacoor only.|
|June 24||Manila Day||Araw ng Maynila||This special non-working holiday applies to the City of Manila only. It honors the 1571 founding of the city by Miguel López de Legaspi.|
|Wattah Wattah Festival||Pista ng San Juan||This special holiday applies to San Juan only. This day honor Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city. Also known as the Feast of Saint John San Juan Festival.|
|June 26||Batanes Day||Araw ng Batanes||This special holiday applies to the province of Batanes only.|
|June 30||Tacloban Day and Tacloban City Charter Day||Araw ng Tacloban||This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Tacloban only.|
|June 30||Imus Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Imus||This day commemorates the cityhood of Imus in the province of Cavite on June 30, 2012. This special non-working holiday applies to Imus only.|
|July 1||Tagbilaran City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Tagbilaran||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.|
|Davao Region Day||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.|
|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||Araw ng Bohol||A day commemorating the creation of the province of Bohol by virtue of Act 2711 on March 10, 1917 and the anniversary of the 1565 Blood Compact. 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 only, the city is the hometown of Apolinario Mabini, a leader of the Philippine Revolution.|
|Batangas City Day||Batangas City Foundation Day||This special non-working holiday applies to Batangas City in commemoration to its founding.|
|August 2||Butuan City Charter Day||Adlaw Hong Butuan||This holiday applies to Butuan only.|
|Kabankalan City Charter Day||Adlaw Kabankalan||This holiday applies to Kabankalan only.|
|August 4||Cabuyao Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Cabuyao||This day commemorates the cityhood of Cabuyao in 2012. This special non-working holiday applies to city of Cabuyao only.|
|August 6||Cebu Provincial Charter Day||Araw ng Panlalawigang Pribilehiyo ng Cebu||This special nonworking holiday applies to the province of Cebu only.|
|August 9||Ablan Day||Kaarawan ni Ablan||Commemorates the birthday of Ilocos Norte's late governor and labor leader, Governor Roque B. Ablan, Sr.|
|August 15||Kadayawan Festival||Davao Harvest Festival||This special working holiday applies to Davao City only. (Proc. No. 829 declared that August 15 is a apecial non-working holiday)|
|Bulacan Foundation Day||Araw ng Bulacan||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Bulacan 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 Quezon City only in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, born on this day in 1878.|
|August 20||Lucena City Charter Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Lucena||This special non-working holiday applies to Lucena only by virtue of Republic Act No. 3271 – An Act Creating the city of Lucena, approved on June 17, 1961.|
|August 25||Iloilo City Charter Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Iloilo||This regular holiday applies to Iloilo City only.|
|August 28||Higalaay Festival||Adlaw sa Pag-Higalaay sa Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro||Non-working holiday in Cagayan de Oro.|
|August 30||Pinaglabanan Day||Araw ng Pinaglabanan||This special non-working holiday applies to San Juan only, often in celebration of the 1896 Battle of Pinaglabanan, the first major battle of the Philippine Revolution and the first major defeat for revolutionary forces.|
|August 30||Gat. Marcelo H. Del Pilar Day||Kaarawan ni Gat. Marcelo H. Del Pilar||This special non-working holiday applies to Province of Bulacan only.|
|August 31||Surigao City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Surigao||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao City only.|
|September 1||Baguio City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Baguio||Special non-working holiday only in Baguio 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 3||Iriga City Foundation Day||Araw ng Establisyento ng Syudad ng iriga||This is a Special Non-Working Day Iriga to honor the city's founding anniversary.|
|September 9||Osmeña Day||Araw ni Pangulong Osmeña||This is a Special Non-Working Day (Republic Act No. 6953) applicable in Cebu to honor the nation's fourth president on his birthday.|
|Second Friday — Third Sunday of September||Peñafrancia Festival||Pista ng Peñafrancia||Applies only to Naga, Camarines Sur 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 Jose del Monte only.|
|September 10||Feast of San Nicolás de Tolentino||Kapistahan ni San Nicolas de Tolentino||This regular holiday applies to Surigao City only.|
|September 11||Marcos Day||Araw ni Pangulong Marcos||This Special Non-Working Day (Proclamation No. 310) applies to the province of Ilocos Norte only and honors the birthday of the nation's tenth president.|
|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 against American forces.|
|September 17||Siquijor Day||Araw ng Siquijor||This special non-working holiday applies to Siquijor only.|
|September 18||Tacurong City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Tacurong||This special working holiday applies to Tacurong only.|
|September 21||Cebu Press Freedom Day||Araw ng Malayang Pamamahayag sa Cebu||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Cebu only.|
|September 24||Yulo Day||Araw ni José Yulo||REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7851 – Special Non-working Holiday in Calamba, Laguna, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late speaker José Yulo Sr.|
|October 3||Imus Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkatatag ng Bayan ng Imus||This day commemorating the foundation of Imus (as municipality) on October 3, 1795. This special non-working holiday applies to Imus only.|
|October 12||Fiesta Pilar||Araw ng Kapistahan ni Nuestra Señora del Pilar||This regular holiday applies to Zamboanga City only in celebration of its patron saint, Nuestra Señora del Pilar.|
|October 16||Oroquieta City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Oroquieta||This special non-working holiday applies to Oroquieta only.|
|October 19||Bacolod City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Bacolod||This special non-working holiday only applies to Bacolod.|
|October 20||Leyte Landing Day||Araw ng Leyte Landing||This regular holiday applies to Tacloban only. Commemorates the landing of American and Filipinos forces on Palo Beach during the Battle of Leyte in 1944, signalling the beginning liberation of the country in the Second World War.|
|November 4||President Carlos P. Garcia Day||Araw ni Pangulong Garcia||Commemorates the birth of Carlos P. Garcia, the eighth President of the Philippines, native of Bohol. This special non-working holiday applies only to the Province of Bohol.|
|November 5||Al Cinco de Noviembre (Negros Day)||Araw ng Negros||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 15||Oriental Mindoro Day||Araw ng Silangang Mindoro||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Oriental Mindoro only, the province became an independent and separated from Occidental Mindoro via Republic Act No. 505 on this day in 1950.|
|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, the very province on which he was born in its capital of Vigan.|
|December 1||Kabakahan Festival||Pista ng Kabakahan||This special non-working holiday applies to Padre Garcia, Batangas only.|
|December 2||Pasay City Day||Araw ng Pasay||This special non-working holiday applies to Pasay only, the city was founded on this day in 1863.|
|December 8||Taguig Holiday||Araw ng Taguig||As per Proclamation No. 81 signed December 1, 2010, Taguig Holiday is celebrated henceforth every December 8.|
|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 as one of the nation's oldest provinces.|
|December 13||General Trias Foundation Day and Valenciana Festival||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng General Trias at Pistang Valenciana||This special working holiday applies of General Trias only.|
|December 18||López Jaena Day||Araw ni Lopez Jaena||This regular holiday in Iloilo province and Iloilo City only. Honors Graciano López Jaena and his contributions to the Propaganda Movement of the 1880s.|
|December 20||Feast Day of Santa Lucia||Kapistahan ni Santa Lucia||This day commemorates Saint Lucy, the patron saint of the town of Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur. This special non-working holiday applies to Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur only.|
|December 29||San Pedro Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng San Pedro||This day commemorates the cityhood of San Pedro, Laguna in 2013. This special non-working holiday applies to city of San Pedro only.|
Regular holiday and special non-working day have different pay rules. On a regular holiday, if the employee did not work, the employee is entitled 100% of his daily wage. However, special non-working day usually follows a 'No Work, No Pay' principle. Therefore, the employee is not entitled to any compensation if he did not work that day. If the employee works on the special non-working day, the employee shall be entitled to an additional compensation of 30% of his regular daily wage.
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