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Philippine Holidays 2017

Philippine Holidays 2017

While the Philippine Holidays 2017 were already announced in August, many did not take note of them. Find a list with holidays and special non-working days

Philippine Holidays 2016

Philippine Holidays 2016

Philippine Holidays 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 which declares the regular Philippine Holidays 2016 as well as the special non-working days.

Regular Philippine Holidays 2016

January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day

March 24 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday

March 25 (Friday) – Good Friday

April 9 (Saturday) – Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1 (Sunday) – Labor Day

June 12 (Sunday) – Independence Day

August 29 (Monday) – National Heroes Day

November 30 (Wednesday) – Bonifacio Day

December 25 (Sunday) – Christmas Day

December 30 (Friday) – Rizal Day

Special non-working Holidays in the Philippines 2016

February 8 (Monday) – Chinese New Year

February 25 (Thursday) – 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

March 26 (Saturday) -Black Saturday

August 21 (Sunday) – Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1 (Tuesday) – All Saints Day

Declared additional special non-working holidays 2016

January 02 (Saturday) – 2nd Day of the New Year
October 31 (Monday) –
December 24 (Saturday) – Noche Buena , Christmas Eve
December 31 (Saturday) – New Year’s Eve

Additional Holidays

Like each year the regional governments of the municipalities and cities will request and declare some additional holidays 2016. Those days are usually the Charter Days and special Fiesta Days.

Furthermore the Muslim holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be public holidays. The exact days will be announced as soon as the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has informed the Office of the President about the actual dates.

The special declared non-working holidays are mainly declared to boost domestic tourism. If one plans to travel during the long weekends, better book your ticket way ahead of time. Many might recall the disaster at the Airports and the “shit-storm” against some domestic airline on all social networks.

Just as a side note: October 30 is not a holiday to celebrate Halloween. It is mend to a extra holiday to enable domestic traveler to spend more time with their loved ones, as All Saints Day falls on a Tuesday in 2016.