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Here’s the Official List of 2023 Holidays in the Philippines

As you plan out the rest of your year, keep these dates in mind



A big part of diving into the year is plotting key events, birthdays, and, of course, official holidays to get a good picture of your calendar. Here, we revisit the announcement made in October last year as we take a good look at 2022. You know the drill: time to take note of your next free days and strategically plan those leaves from work.


The list ahead, made official by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. through Proclamation no. 90, s. 2022, rounds up the regular holidays, special non-working holidays, and special working holidays for the year.



Malacañang, under the new administration, made these official in August 2022. These are as follows:



Regular Holidays

January 1

Sunday

New Year’s Day

April 6

Thursday

Maundy Thursday

April 7

Friday

Good Friday

April 10

Monday

Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1

Monday

Labor Day

June 12

Monday

Independence Day

August 28

Monday

National Heroes Day

November 27

Monday

Bonifacio Day

December 25

Monday

Christmas Day

December 30

Saturday

Rizal Day



Special Non-Working Holidays

February 25

Saturday

EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary

April 8

Saturday

Black Saturday

August 21

Monday

Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1

Wednesday

All Saints’ Day

December 8

Friday

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 31

Sunday

Last Day of the Year



Additional Special Non-Working Holiday

November 2 

Thursday

January 2

Monday


The President, meanwhile, is slated to issue separate proclamations for two other observances: Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. The exact dates of these Islamic holidays will be determined in alignment with the Islamic calendar.



Art Matthew Fetalver & Maurice Zafra

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