List of Philippine Holidays 2021- Regular and Special Non-Working

On the midyear of last year, the Malacañang Palace has released the official regular and special (non-working) holidays in the Philippines for 2021. These are set dates of the year wherein the Filipinos celebrate and/or commemorate historical events, heroes from the past, religious significance and even honoring the working people.

Most of us probably love holidays since working and schooling are suspended. These are the best times to reminisce, celebrate, feast, travel, have more time with families, go out with friends, or simply relax all day.

List of Philippine Holidays 2018

So mark your calendars now to be reminded of the public holidays displayed on the tables below.

Regular Holidays

Date Holiday
January 1, 2021  New Year’s Day – considered as the most celebrated public holiday which marks the start of the year in each time zone.
March 29, 2021 Maundy Thursday – commemorating the Washing of the Feet and the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
March 30, 2021  Good Friday – commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
April 9, 2021 Araw ng Kagitingan – also known as Day of Valor which commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the World War II.
May 1, 2021 Labor Day – honoring the Filipino workers.
June 12, 2021 Independence Day – commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.
August 27, 2021 National Heroes Day – honoring and remembering the Philippine National Heroes.
November 30, 2021 Bonifacio Day – commemorating the life of Andres Bonifacio.
December 25, 2021 Christmas Day – a very blissful festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
December 30, 2021 Rizal Day – commemorating the life of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the greatest Filipino Hero.

Special (Non-Working) Holidays

Date Holiday
February 16, 2021 Chinese New Year – also known as Spring Festival which is one of the most revered and festive events not only in China but also in the Philippines.
February 25, 2021 EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution.
March 31, 2021  Black Saturday (the Saturday of Holy Week)– commemorating the day when Jesus’ body lain in the tomb.
August 21, 2021  Ninoy Aquino Day – commemorating the day of assassination of Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.
November 1, 2021  All Saints Day – honoring the all saints known and unknown.
December 31, 2021 Last Day of the Year – celebrating the end of the year.

Additional Special (Non-Working) Holidays

Date Holiday
November 2, 2021  All Soul’s Day – remembering the souls of the dead Christians.
December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve – a festive evening before Christmas Day.

Although, these are official sets of dates, there are few national holidays that don’t have exact dates yet like the national holidays for Eid’l Fitr (The Feast of Ramadan) and Eid’l Adha (Sacrifice Feast).

Note that there are also special holidays like a festival in the city (ex. Kadayawan Festival in Davao) which is commonly, working and schooling are suspended.

Here is the Proclamation No. 269 signed by the President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, declaring the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2018: Downloadable PDF File

Those are the Philippine holidays for 2018. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and share this.

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