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Here’s the Official List of 2021 Holidays in the Philippines

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

The beginning of the year is a great time to sit down and take a good look at that fresh, new calendar. A big part of this pastime, as fans of journaling would know, is to plot key events, birthdays and, of course, official holidays. You know the drill: it’s time to take note of your next free days and perhaps strategically plan those leaves from work.

This list, made official in August last year by President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 986, rounds up 10 regular holidays and nine special non-working holidays. The President, meanwhile, is slated to issue separate proclamations for two other observances: Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. 

Now, for the rundown of 2021 holidays in the Philippines, scroll through!

Regular Holidays

  January 1  Friday  New Year's Day
  April 1  Thursday  Maundy Thursday 
  April 2  Friday  Good Friday
  April 9  Friday  Day of Valor
  May 1  Saturday  Labor Day
  June 12  Saturday  Independence Day
  August 30  Monday   National Heroes’ Day 
  November 30  Tuesday  Bonifacio Day
  December 25  Saturday  Christmas Day
  December 30  Thursday  Rizal Day

Special Non-Working Holidays

February 12
Chinese New Year 
February 25ThursdayEDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 3SaturdayBlack Saturday 
August 21SaturdayNinoy Aquino Day 
November 1MondayAll Saints’ Day 
December 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 31FridayNew Year’s Eve

Additional Special Non-Working Holidays

November 2 TuesdayAll Souls’ Day
December 24FridayChristmas Eve

To cap this off, here’s a cheat sheet of the long weekends in 2021. Something to note: this highlights two regular work days in the months of February and November; file your vacation leaves on these dates to get bonus long weekends!

2021 long weekends in the Philippines calendar

Art Matthew Fetalver

How does this make you feel?