|Public holidays in the Philippines|
|Type||Regular, special non-working, local|
Public holidays in the Philippines are of two types, regular holidays and special non-working days.
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 in 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 the employee works overtime.
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 the regular daily wage.
"Working holidays" do not have give increased compensation to employees.
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.
Originally, there were only regular and special holidays. On February 26, 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte announced the certain special holidays as special working holidays in 2021 under Proclamation No. 1107. This new measure is intended to boost productivity and economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Date||English name||Filipino name||Transferability||Type||Description||Law|
|January 1||New Year's Day||Araw ng Bagong Taon||Fixed||Regular||Celebrates the first day of the year in Gregorian calendar.||Act No. 345|
|January 22 (2023)||Chinese New Year||Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino||Movable||Special||Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year.||None|
|February 25||EDSA Revolution Anniversary||Anibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA||Fixed||Special||Anniversary of the end of the 1986 People Power Revolution.||None|
|April 6 (2023)||Maundy Thursday||Huwebes Santo||Movable||Regular||Part of the Triduum of Holy Week and includes the Mass of the Lord's Supper (the Last Supper).||Act No. 345|
|April 7 (2023)||Good Friday||Biyernes Santo||Movable||Regular||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.||Act No. 345|
|April 8 (2023)||Black Saturday||Sabado de Gloria||Movable||Special||Part of the Easter Triduum and Holy Week. Commemorates Christ's Descent into Hell as his body lay in the Holy Sepulchre.||None|
|April 9||Day of Valor||Araw ng Kagitingan||Fixed||Regular||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.||R.A. No. 3022|
|May 1||Labor Day||Araw ng Paggawa||Fixed||Regular||Anniversary of the May 1, 1903 rally by the Unión Obrera Democrática Filipina. Held in conjunction with the International Workers' Day.||Act No. 2711|
|April 22 (2023)||Eid'l Fitr||Eidul Fitr / Araw ng Ramadan||Movable||Regular||Feast at the end of Ramadan||R.A. No. 9177|
|June 12||Independence Day||Araw ng Kalayaan||Fixed||Regular||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). Traditionally, until 2019, marking the start of the school year and formerly the university academic year, since 2020 the holiday mark the end of the school year for students of most academic instiutions.||R.A. No. 4166|
|June 29 (2023)||Eid'l Adha||Eidul Adha / Araw ng Kurban||Movable||Regular||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.||R.A. No. 9849|
|August 21||Ninoy Aquino Day||Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino||Fixed||Special||Anniversary of Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983.||R.A. No. 9256|
|August 28 (2023)||National Heroes Day||Araw ng mga Bayani||Movable||Regular||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, and since 2020, the last holiday before most educational institutions begin their academic year.||Act No. 3827|
|November 1||All Saints' Day||Undás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga Santo||Fixed||Special||Filipinos observe this day by visiting family graves, repairing and cleaning tombs, and offering prayers, flowers, food, and candles. Many return to their native provinces for this, making it an occasion for reunions with extended family.||E.O. No. 292|
|November 2||All Souls Day||Araw ng mga Kaluluwa||Fixed||Special working||None|
|November 30||Bonifacio Day||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Andrés Bonifacio||Fixed||Regular||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.||Act No. 2946|
|December 8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Kapistahan ng Kalinís-linisang Paglilihî ng Mahál na Birheng María||Fixed||Special||Catholic solemnity marking the pure and sinless conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, honored as mother and Principal Patroness of the Philippines since 1942.||R.A. No. 10966|
|December 24||Christmas Eve||Bisperas ng Pasko||Fixed||Special working||Marks the eve of Christmas. Filipinos generally hold the Nochebuena meal at midnight.||None|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Araw ng Pasko||Fixed||Regular||Birth anniversary of Jesus Christ, main figure of Christianity.||Act No. 345|
|December 30||Rizal Day||Paggunita sa Kamatayan ni Dr. Jose Rizal||Fixed||Regular||Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.||Act No. 345|
Republic Act No. 229
|December 31||New Year's Eve||Bisperas ng Bagong Taon (Last Day of the Year)||Fixed||Special working||This holiday, which marks the conclusion of the civil year, is between two regular holidays, Rizal Day, and New Year's Day. This holiday is a special non-working day every December 31.||E.O. No. 292|
|Date||English 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.|
|January 25||Day of National Remembrance||Araw ng Pambansang Pag-alala||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2018. Celebrates the heroism of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who were killed in an encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.|
|January 29||National Police Anniversary Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Pambansang Pulisya||Fixed||A working holiday celebrated since 1992 marking the 1991 formation of the Philippine National Police and honoring the service of the thousands of men and women in the law enforcement profession. The PNP was formally raised in 1991 as a result of the enactment of Republic Act No. 6975, which created the service on the basis of both the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police.|
|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 4||Philippine–American War Memorial Day||Araw ng Paggunita sa Digmaang Pilipino–Amerikano||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2020. Honoring the millions of Filipinos who fought and died as a result of the war against the occupation forces of the United States that began on February 4, 1899, and ended in 1902.|
|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, celebrated in conjunction with International Women's Day.|
|March 23||Philippine Army Day and anniversary of the Tejeros Convention||Araw ng Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the 1897 foundation of the Philippine Army as a result of the decisions made in the historic Tejeros Convention. Also marks the birthday of Emilio Aguinaldo, the founding president of the Philippines.|
|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 8||Radio Day||Araw ng Radyo sa Pilipinas||Fixed||Working holiday marking the 1933 sign-on of DZRB-AM Radio Pilipinas 1, the oldest radio station in the Philippines in operation.|
|May 20||Philippine Navy Day||Araw ng Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the 1898 foundation of the Philippine Navy.|
|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||Fixed||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. On November 9, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signs Republic Act No. 11144, that declaring June 19, as a special non working holiday in Laguna every year.|
|June 30||Spanish-Filipino Friendship Day||Araw ng Pagkakaibigang Pilipino-Espanyol||Fixed||Honors both the 30 Spanish soldiers who surrendered in the Siege of Baler of 1898–99, considered the "last ones of the Philippines" (Los últimos de Filipinas), and the cultural, religious and social ties of Spain and the Philippines and their peoples|
|July 1||Philippine Air Force Day||Araw ng Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the enactment of Executive Order No. 94 in 1947 that caused the formation of the Philippine Air Force as a separate service branch of the Armed Forces, on the basis of the former Philippine Army Air Corps of the Army.|
|July 4||Republic Day
Philippine-American Friendship Day
|Araw ng Republika
Araw ng Pagkakaibigang Pilipino-Amerikano
|Fixed||Former national non-working holiday and today a working and cultural holiday celebrating the 1946 Treaty of Manila that restored Philippine independence thru recognition by the United States, and also celebrating the historical, economic, cultural, political, religious and social ties between the Philippines and the United States and the peoples of these two nations.|
|July 25||National Campus Press Freedom Day||Pambansang Araw ng Malayang Pamamahayag sa Kampus||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2020. This holiday aims to promote, protect, and safeguard the constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, speech and of the press in the Philippines especially in school campuses.|
|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 12||National Police Service Day and anniversary of the formation of the Philippine Constabulary||Araw ng Pambansang Serbisyong Pangpulisya||Fixed||A working holiday celebrating all the men and women of the Philippine National Police and all its predecessor services in appreciation and gratitude for service to the community. This also marks the anniversary of the 1901 formation of the Philippine Constabulary under future United States president and Governor-General of the Philippines William Howard Taft.|
|August 18||Jesse Robredo Day||Araw ni Jesse Robredo||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2016. Celebrates the internationally recognized former mayor of Naga City Jesse Robredo who died while serving as Aquino's local government secretary on August 18, 2012.|
|August 25||National Tech-Voc Day||Pambansang Araw ng Edukasyong 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 30||National Press Freedom Day||Pambansang Araw ng Kalayaan sa Pamamahayag||Fixed||A working holiday which will be first observed in 2022. This holiday aims to promote, protect, and safeguard the constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, speech and of the press in the Philippines and also in honor of Marcelo H. del Pilar, father of Philippine journalism.|
|September 1||Official first day and beginning of the Philippine Christmas season||Unang araw at pagsismula ng panahon ng Kapaskuhan sa Pilipinas||Fixed||Working and cultural holiday that officially marks the beginning of the Philippine Christmas season, the longest holiday season in the world. Since the late 1980s, the 1st day of September is generally marked as the day that the Christmas season officially begins in the country, for on this day radio stations finally transition to playing Christmas music and shopping malls begin playing holiday themed music as well.|
|September 3||Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita Day
(Victory over Japan Day)
|Araw ng Pagsuko ni Heneral Tomoyuki Yamashita
Araw ng Tagumpay laban sa Hapon
|Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the surrender of Japanese Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Baguio at the conclusion of hostilities of the Second World War on September 3, 1945.|
|September 8||Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Pagdiriwang ng Kapanganakan ng Mahal na Birheng Maria||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is instituted by virtue of Republic Act No. 11370.|
|September 21||Anniversary of the formal declaration of Martial law in the Philippines||Anibersaryo ng pagsisimula ng Batas Militar sa Republika ng Pilipinas||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2017, marking the day in 1972 when Martial Law was proclaimed nationwide. Normally it is also a school holiday in some years as there are no classes in several cities. Remembrance ceremonies are held to honor the thousands who perished in one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history, while student rallies are held in memory of the student leaders involved in pro-democracy actions during this period.|
|October 17||Philippine Coast Guard Day||Araw ng Tanod Baybabin ng Pilipinas||Fixed||Working holiday marking the 1901 establishment of the Philippine Coast Guard, one of the oldest coast guard organizations in Southeast Asia.|
|October 23||Television Day||Araw ng Telebisyong Pilipino||Fixed||Working holiday marking the 1953 first television broadcasts in San Juan City, that placed the country on the television map.|
|October 24||United Nations Day and observance of the foundation anniversary of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines||Araw ng mga Nagkakaisang Bansa at anibersaryo ng Kapatirang Scout ng Pilipinas||Fixed||Working and school holiday marking the 1945 establishment of the United Nations, in which the Philippines is a charter member. Schools hold Halloween parties coupled with students wearing costumes from UN member countries on this day, which unofficially marks the start of the semestral break for elementary and high schools, as well as members of both of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and Girl Scouts of the Philippines wearing uniforms to mark the termination of a month of celebrations of the Scouting Month, which ends on October 31, which is a schools holiday (the BSP was established on this day in 1936).|
|October 31||Reformation Day, Halloween||Araw ng Reformasyon, Gabi ng Pangangaluwa||Fixed||Working and religious holiday held both in honor of the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Saints' Day and in commemoration of the Protestant Reformation, the latter marked by most Protestants in the country. For most businesses, October 31 is defacto a unofficial bank holiday save for banks and other financial institutions that do operate on this day, given that on this day most employees of public and private sector enterprises take a day off.|
|November 17||National Students' Day||Pambansang Araw ng mga Mag-aaral||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the recognition and contribution of student activism to Philippine democracy.|
|November 20||National Children's Day||Pambansang Araw ng mga Bata||Fixed||A working holiday celebrating the rights and importance of every Filipino child as the core of the nation's future, as well as the 1989 adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.|
|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 on 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, marked by parades around the country. School and university Christmas parties are held before the date as this holiday marks the start of/or forms part of the Christmas holiday break for many educational institutions.|
|Movable date holidays|
|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 5 (2023)||Lantern Festival||Piyesta ng mga Parol Tsino, Piyestang Siong Guan||Movable||Working holiday among the Filipino Chinese which marks the conclusion of the Chinese New Year festivities 15 days after.|
|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.|
|September 7 (2023)||Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival)||Pista ng Gitnang Taglagas, Pistang Tiong Chiu||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 the time period in which this festival falls (either in September or October), usually the festival period and the days following or before marks the time when the first Christmas sales are held in shopping malls.|
|February 18 (2023)||Isra and Mi'raj||Gabi ng Isra at Mi'raj||Movable||Working holiday by Filipino Muslims in commemoration of the journey at night by the Prophet Muhammad, marked on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab.|
|March 8 (2023)||Mid-Sha'ban||Gabi ng Niṣf Sha‘bān||Movable||Working and cultural holiday by Filipino Muslims marked on the 14th day of the Islamic month of Sha'ban. Celebrated mostly by expat Muslims from Middle Eastern countries that observe the holiday.|
|July 18 (2023)||First of Muharram (Islamic New Year)||Unang Araw ng Muharram,
Bagong Taong Islamiko
|Movable||Working holiday by Filipino Muslims to mark the beginning of the Islamic year.|
|July 27 (2023)||Ashura (Mourning of Muharram)||Araw ng Ashura,
Araw ng Pagluluksa sa Buwan ng Muharram
|Movable||Working holiday by Filipino Muslims marking both the Islamic calendar date for the Crossing the Red Sea and in commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali (a grandson of Muhammad) and the fallen of the Battle of Karbala (680 CE). Celebrations of the latter are marked only by expatriate Shia Muslims in the country.|
|September 27 (2023)||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday/Milad un Nabi||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Propetang Muhammad, Pistang Mawlid||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 23 (2023)||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. Unlike in the United States and its overseas territories, wherein this day marks the start of the Christmas season, it is held in the Philippines as part of the long Christmas season. Held every final Thursday of November.|
|November 24 (2023)||Black Friday||Itim na Biyernes||Movable||Informally the term for the Friday following Thanksgiving that among Filipino Americans marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season, marked mostly as a shopping holiday by the retail sector and online shopping websites. Unlike in the United States, the country observes it as a working holiday that serves as part of the Christmas season, and the days following it are where a large variety of holiday-themed events are held by schools, colleges, universities, all private and public sector companies and all local governments. In the 21st century, the practice of holiday sales on this day began as part of the final salvo of Christmas sales in shopping malls, and the term itself began to be adopted in the late 2010s by both US-based retail brands and local department stores.|
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||English name||Filipino name||Description|
|January 11||Bataan Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Bataan||This special working holiday applies to Bataan only.|
|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.|
|Monday after the third Sunday of January||Sinulog Rest Day||This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City and other provinces and cities who joined in the year's Sinulog Festival in Cebu.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||Davao de Oro Foundation Day||Araw ng Davao de Oro||This special working holiday applies to Davao de Oro province only, celebrating the foundation of the province in 1998.|
|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 21||San Fabian Day||Araw ng San Fabian||This special working holiday applies to San Fabian, Pangasinan only.|
|Calapan City Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Syudad ng Calapan||This day commemorates the cityhood of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro in 1998. This special non-working holiday applies to city of Calapan only.|
|March 22||Malaybalay City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Malaybalay||This special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only.|
|Emilio Aguinaldo Day||Kaarawan ni Emilio Aguinaldo||A holiday which was observed in 2019. Celebrates the birth anniversary of a Filipino revolutionary during the Philippine Revolution and the President of the Philippine Republic Emilio Aguinaldo.|
|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.|
|March 31||First Mass Day||Araw ng Unang Misa||This special working holiday only in province of Southern Leyte. In commemoration of the first mass held in Limawasa Island which was officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.|
|April 3||Albay Day||Araw ng Albay||This special working holiday only in province of Albay. In commemoration of its founding anniversary.|
|April 5||Pangasinan Day||Araw ng Pangasinan||This special working holiday only in province of Pangasinan. In commemoration of its founding anniversary.|
|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.|
|Orani Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Orani||This special non-working holiday applies to Orani only.|
|May 3 (Movable)||Sampaguita Festival||Pista ng Sampaguita||This regular holiday applies to San Pedro only.|
|May 3||Sta. Cruz Day||Araw ng Sta. Cruz||This special working holiday applies to Sta. Cruz 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.|
|Sagay Day||Araw ng Sagay||This special non-working holiday applies to Sagay, Negros Occidental 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.|
|Opol Day||Araw ng Opol||This special non-working holiday applies to Opol only.|
|June 16||Baybay City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Baybay||This special working holiday applies to Baybay only.|
|Iligan City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Iligan||This special working holiday applies to Iligan City 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.|
|Alubijid Day||Araw ng Alubijid||This special non-working holiday applies to Alubijid only.|
|July 2||Pasig Foundation day||Araw ng Pasig||This special non-working holiday applies to Pasig 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 No. 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.|
|Claveria Day||Araw ng Claveria||This special non-working holiday applies to Claveria, Misamis Oriental in commemoration to its founding.|
|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, the prime minister of the First Philippine Republic.|
|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 special 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.|
|Jasaan Day||Araw ng Jasaan||This special non-working holiday applies to Jasaan only.|
|September 2||Nueva Ecija Day||Araw ng Nueva Ecija||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Nueva Ecija only.|
|Simeon Ola Day||Kaarawan ni Simeon Ola||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Albay only. Commemorates the birth of Gen. Simeón Ola, the last Filipino army general who surrendered to the American forces during the Philippine-American War.|
|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.|
|Mina Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkatatag ng Bayan ng Mina||This special working holiday applies to Mina only.|
|San José del Monte City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng San José del Monte||This regular holiday applies to San Jose del Monte only.|
|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 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 Day||Araw ng Labanan sa Pulang Lupa||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Marinduque only. Remembers the patriotic victory in the 1900 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.|
|October 26||Foundation Day of Catanduanes||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Catanduanes||This special non-working holiday applies to Catanduanes only.|
|October 28||Foundation Day of Davao Occidental||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Davao Occidental||This special non-working holiday applies to Davao Occidental only.|
|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.|
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