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Complete list of Regular Holidays and Special (non-working) Days in the Philippines for 2019

Malacañang on Thursday released the list of regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2019.

The Palace said based on Proclamation No. 555, the following days are the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for 2019:


New Year’s Day – January 1 (Tuesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Tuesday)
Maundy Thursday – April 18
Good Friday – April 19
Labor Day – May 1 (Wednesday)
Independence Day – June 12 (Wednesday)
National Heroes Day – August 26 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Saturday)
Christmas Day – December 25 (Wednesday)
Rizal Day – December 30 (Monday)


Chinese New Year – February 5 (Tuesday)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Monday)
Black Saturday – April 20
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Wednesday)
All Saints Day – November 1 (Friday)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8 (Sunday)
Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Tuesday)

Additional special (non-working) days:

November 2 (All Souls Day, Saturday)
December 24 (Christmas Eve, Tuesday)

The Palace said the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha shall be issued after the appropriate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.

Source: VOVph

Complete List of Public Holidays (and Long Weekends) in the Philippines for 2018

1 Jan – Mon – New Year’s Day
16 Feb – Fri – Chinese New Year
25 Feb – Sun – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
29 Mar – Thu – Maundy Thursday
30 Mar – Fri – Good Friday
31 Mar – Sat – Black Saturday
9 Apr – Mon – Day of Valor
1 May – Tue – Labor Day
12 Jun – Tue – Independence Day
15 Jun – Fri – Eidul Fitr
21 Aug – Tue – Eidul Adha
21 Aug – Tue – Ninoy Aquino Day
27 Aug – Mon – National Heroes Day
1 Nov – Thu – All Saints’ Day
2 Nov – Fri – All Saints’ Day Holiday
30 Nov – Fri – Bonifacio Day
24 Dec – Mon – Christmas Holiday
25 Dec – Tue – Christmas Day
30 Dec – Sun – Rizal Day
31 Dec – Mon – New Year’s Eve

The long weekends include the four-day Lenten break from March 29 (Maundy Thursday) to April 1 (Easter Sunday). Black Saturday (March 31) has been traditionally declared as special non-working day all throughout the country, in observance of Holy Week.

Another long weekends will be during the All Saints’ Day (November 1), All Souls’ Day (November 2) and Christmas Day (December 25) as President Duterte declared November 2 and December 24 as special non-working holidays.

President Duterte signed Proclamation 269, listing the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2018.

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