This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Philippines. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 25 Monday EDSA Revolution Anniversary Public holiday

Anniversary of the People Power Revolution.

April 9 Tuesday Bataan Day Public holiday

It's a national observance in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Public holiday

Christian holiday which commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. It's the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

June 6 Thursday Eid al-Fitr Observance

Important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

June 12 Wednesday Independence Day Public holiday

National holiday in the Philippines, commemorating declaration of Philippine independence from Spain after Spanish–American War in 1898.

August 12 Monday Eid al-Adha Public holiday

One of the most important Islamic holidays, it honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Begins on the tenth day of the Islamic month Dhu'l-Hijjah

August 21 Wednesday Ninoy Aquino Day Public holiday

Anniversary of Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983.

August 26 Monday National Heroes Day holiday Public holiday

The day to honor the country's heroes and is held on the last Monday of every August

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

November 30 Saturday Bonifacio Day Public holiday

Birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, a national hero

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Observance

Christian holiday, conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 30 Monday Rizal Day Public holiday

Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Public holiday

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Philippines in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Philippines. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 25 Monday EDSA Revolution Anniversary Public holiday

Anniversary of the People Power Revolution.

April 9 Tuesday Bataan Day Public holiday

It's a national observance in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Public holiday

Christian holiday which commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. It's the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

June 6 Thursday Eid al-Fitr Observance

Important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

June 12 Wednesday Independence Day Public holiday

National holiday in the Philippines, commemorating declaration of Philippine independence from Spain after Spanish–American War in 1898.

August 12 Monday Eid al-Adha Public holiday

One of the most important Islamic holidays, it honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Begins on the tenth day of the Islamic month Dhu'l-Hijjah

August 21 Wednesday Ninoy Aquino Day Public holiday

Anniversary of Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983.

August 26 Monday National Heroes Day holiday Public holiday

The day to honor the country's heroes and is held on the last Monday of every August

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

November 30 Saturday Bonifacio Day Public holiday

Birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, a national hero

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Observance

Christian holiday, conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 30 Monday Rizal Day Public holiday

Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Public holiday

The final day of the Gregorian year

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