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Here’s the Official List of 2022 Holidays in the Philippines

As you plan out 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 perhaps strategically plan those leaves from work.


The list ahead, made official by President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1236, rounds up the regular holidays, special non-working holidays, and special working holidays for the year. The President, meanwhile, is slated to issue separate proclamations for two other observances, Eid’l Fitr, which just took place, and Eid’l Adha. The exact date of the remaining Islamic holiday, just like the first, has yet to be determined in alignment with the Islamic calendar.


Now, for the full rundown of the 2022 holidays in the Philippines, scroll through.


Regular Holidays

  January 1  Saturday  New Year's Day
  April 9  Friday  Day of Valor
  April 14  Thursday  Maundy Thursday (Holy Week)
  April 15  Friday  Good Friday (Holy Week)
  May 1  Sunday  Labor Day
  June 12  Sunday  Independence Day
  August 29  Monday   National Heroes’ Day 
  November 30  Wednesday  Bonifacio Day
  December 25  Sunday  Christmas Day
  December 30  Friday  Rizal Day



Special Non-Working Holidays

February 1
TuesdayChinese Lunar  New Year 
February 25FridayEDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 16SaturdayBlack Saturday (Holy Week)
May 9MondayElection Day
August 21SundayNinoy Aquino Day 
November 1TuesdayAll Saints’ Day 
December 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary



Special Working Holidays

November 2 WednesdayAll Souls’ Day
December 24SaturdayChristmas Eve
December 31SaturdayNew Year's Eve


To cap this off, here’s a cheat sheet of the long weekends, including holy week, you could have in 2022. File your vacation leaves and plan accordingly.


2022 long weekends in the Philippines calendar

Art Matthew Fetalver

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