National Holidays in the Philippines

A Guide to Commemorating Significant Events and Honoring Important Figures

National Holidays in the Philippines
Philippines Official Public Holidays

The Philippines marks national holidays to commemorate significant events or tributes to influential figures in the nation’s history. The entire country observes these holidays, leading to the closure of schools and government offices on these days. Some of the most important national holidays in the Philippines include the EDSA People Power Revolution AnniversaryIndependence Day, and Rizal Day.

List of National Holidays in the Philippines (2024)

Jan 1New Year’s DayRegularSun
Jan 2Day after New YearSpecialMon
Jan 22Lunar New Year’s DayObservanceSun
Jan 23First Philippine Republic DaySpecialMon
Feb 18Lailatul Isra Wal Mi RajLocalSat
Feb 24EDSA People Power RevolutionSpecialFri
Feb 25People Power AnniversarySpecialSat
Mar 21March EquinoxSeasonTue
Mar 23Ramadan StartObservanceThu
Apr 6Maundy ThursdayRegularThu
Apr 7Good FridayRegularFri
Apr 8Black SaturdaySpecialSat
Apr 9Easter SundayObservanceSun
Apr 10Araw ng KagitinganRegularMon
Apr 22Eidul-Fitar (Tentative Date)RegularSat
May 1Labor DayRegularMon
Jun 12Independence DayRegularMon
Jun 21June SolsticeSeasonWed
Jun 29Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)RegularThu
Jul 10Eid al-Adha Day 2LocalMon
Jul 19Amun JadidLocalWed
Aug 21Ninoy Aquino DaySpecialMon
Aug 28National Heroes DayRegularMon
Sep 3Yamashita Surrender DaySpecialSun
Sep 8Feast of the Nativity of MarySpecialFrid
Sep 23September EquinoxSeasonSat
Sep 27Maulid un-NabiLocalWed
Nov 1All Saints’ DaySpecialWed
Nov 2All Souls’ DaySpecialThu
Nov 30Bonifacio DayRegularThu
Dec 8Feast of the Immaculate Conception of MarySpecialFri
Dec 22December SolsticeSeasonFri
Dec 24Christmas EveObservanceSun
Dec 25Christmas DayRegularMon
Dec 30Rizal DayRegularSat
Dec 31Last Day of the YearSpecialSun
Complete List of Philippines’ Regular and Special (Non-working) Day
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
Today, February 24, 2023, the EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary is no longer a regular holiday according to the Malacañang. The Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has declared that February 24 is a special (non-working) day throughout the country.

Important Reminder

Note that some of these holidays, particularly those that fall on weekends, may be subject to change through an executive proclamation by the President of the Philippines. Additionally, some provinces and cities may declare their local holidays, which this list may not include.

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