Public holidays in the Philippines
This is a list of public holidays in the Philippines.
On July 25, 1987, President Corazon Aquino promulgated the Administrative Code of the Philippines. Chapter 7- of this code specified a list of ten nationwide regular holidays and two nationwide special days and provided that the President may proclaim any local special day for a particular date, group or place. Seven of the regular holidays were specified with fixed dates, two with movable dates, and one was specified to fall on the Last Sunday of August. The code did not specify how the movable dates were to be determined
In 2001, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo decided to include holiday manipulation, also known as Holiday Economics as part of the then-new government's list of principal economic policies, moving the celebration dates for holidays occurring on midweek days to weekend days. This was codified by Republic Act. No. 9492, approved on July 25, 2007, which replaced the list of holidays and special days. This act had been specified by the Administrative Code with a new list of eleven national holidays and three nationwide special days. The act also provided that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regional holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The act specified two of the holidays and one special day with fixed dates, five of the holidays and two special days as occurring on a Monday nearest to or preceding specified dates, and two of the holidays as having movable dates. The act mandated that the President shall issue a proclamation for specifying the specific date movable holidays at least six months prior to the holiday concerned. The act specified that holidays falling on a Wednesday will be observed on the Monday of that week, that holidays falling on a Sunday will be observed on the Monday that follows, and provided that regular holidays and special days may be modified by order or proclamation.
Presidential Proclamations issued subsequent to the promulgation of Republic Act No. 9492 established celebration dates for national holidays and special days, and established new holidays and special days, some nationwide and some local to specified localities.
The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the "regular holiday" and the "special non-working day". There is a difference in the pay that employers are required to pay between the two type of holidays. There is also a difference in what is closed and in how the days are declared.
|Did not work (including rest days)||Did work|
|Regular holiday||100% of daily wage||200% of daily wage|
|Special non-working day||not paid||130% of daily wage|
On top of these pay rules, an employee shall be given an additional 30% if the holiday falls on his or her rest day, and an additional 30% if he or she works overtime.
Independence Day was formerly celebrated on July 4—the date of the Philippine independence from the United States in 1946, a date chosen because it was also American Independence Day. On May 12, 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential Proclamation No. 28, which declared Tuesday, June 12 a special public holiday throughout the Philippines, "... in commemoration of our people's declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence." On August 4, 1964, Republic Act No. 4166 renamed July 4 holiday as "Philippine Republic Day", proclaimed June 12 as "Philippine Independence Day", and enjoined all citizens of the Philippines to observe the latter with befitting rites.
In 1955, President Ramón Magsaysay issued Presidential Proclamation No. 212, s. 1955, which established the observance of Philippine–American Day every November 15, which was the anniversary of the 1935 inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Sometime during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Philippine–American Day was renamed "Philippine–American Friendship Day" and moved to July 4, overshadowing the observance of the date as Republic Day. After the Third Republic and the abolition of the 1935 Constitution under Martial Law, it was impolitic to remind the public of the old republic. This is why, when President Marcos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 2346 s. 1984, reference was made to Philippine–American Friendship Day, which was relegated to a working holiday without mention of Republic Day.
During the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino, the practice of celebrating July 4 as both Philippine–American Friendship Day and Republic Day as a non-working holiday was formally abolished. Section 26 of the Administrative Code of 1987 specified a list of regular holidays and nationwide special days that did not include July 4.
|Date||Anglicized Name||Filipino Name||Spanish name||Transferability||Description|
|January 1 (2020)||New Year's Day||Araw ng Bagong Taon||Dia del Ano Nuevo||Fixed||Celebrates the first day of the year in Gregorian calendar. It is widely celebrated in the Philippines.|
|April 9||Day of Valor||Araw ng Kagitingan||Dia Nacional de Valor Militar y aniversario de rendicion de Bataan||Fixed||Commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers throughout the Second World War.|
|April 9 (2020)||Maundy Thursday||Huwebes Santo||Jueves Santo||Movable||Part of the Triduum of Holy Week and includes the Mass of the Lord's Supper (the Last Supper).|
|April 10 (2020)||Good Friday||Biyernes Santo||Viernes Santo||Movable||Commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Processions, passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practiced on this day.|
|May 1||Labor Day||Araw ng Paggawa||Dia de los Trabajadores||Fixed||Anniversary of the May 1, 1903 rally by the Unión Obrera Democrática Filipina. Held in conjunction with the International Workers' Day.|
|May 24 (2020)||Eidul Fitr||Pagwawakas ng Ramadan / Lebaran / Araw ng raya||Dia Eid ul-Fitr
Fiesta de la ruptura del ayuno y Fin del Ramadan
|Movable||Feast at the end of Ramadan|
|June 12||Independence Day||Araw ng Kalayaan||Dia de la Independencia||Fixed||Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898. From 1947 to 1964, Independence Day was celebrated on July 4 (see below).|
|July 31 (2020) ||Eidul Adha||Eidul Adha / Araw ng kurban||Dia Eidul Adha
Fiesta del Celebración del Sacrificio
|Movable||Feast at the end of the Hajj when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The Hajj is when Muslims go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.|
|August 26 (2019)||National Heroes' Day||Araw ng mga Bayani||Dia de los Heroes||Movable||Anniversary of the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan which began the Philippine Revolution and commemorates all the nation's heroes. Held every last Monday of August. Usually, it's the last holiday before the long celebration of the Christmas season which begins on September 1.|
|November 30||Bonifacio Day||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Andrés Bonifacio||Dia de Andrés Bonifacio||Fixed||Birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, de facto national hero. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death (May 10, 1897), because he was executed by the Filipino revolutionary government and not by colonial powers. Often confused with National Heroes' Day.|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Araw ng Pasko||Dia de la Navidad||Fixed||Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ, main figure of Christianity.|
|December 30||Rizal Day||Paggunita sa Kamatayan ni Dr. Jose Rizal||Dia de la Muerte del Heroe Nacional José Rizal||Fixed||Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.|
Special non-working daysEdit
|Date||Anglicized name||Filipino name||Spanish name||Transferability||Description|
|January 25 (2020)||Chinese New Year||Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino||Ano Nuevo Chino||Movable||Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year.|
|February 25||EDSA Revolution Anniversary||Anibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA||Aniversario de la conclucion victoriosa de la Revolucion EDSA de 1986
Aniversario de la Triunfo de la Revolucion del Poder Popular
|Fixed||Anniversary of the end of the 1986 People Power Revolution.|
|April 11 (2020)||Black Saturday||Sabado de Gloria||Movable||Part of the Easter Triduum and Holy Week. Commemorates Christ's Descent into Hell as his body lay in the Holy Sepulchre.|
|August 21||Ninoy Aquino Day||Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino||Dia del Fallecimiento de Ninoy Aquino||Fixed||Anniversary of Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983. One catalyst for the People Power Revolution in 1986 led to the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos.|
|November 1||All Saints' Day||Undás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga Santo||Dia del Todos los Santos||Fixed||Filipinos observe this day by visiting graves, repairing and clean their relatives' tombs and offering prayers, flowers, food, and candles to the dead. Many return to their native provinces to visit ancestral tombs, thus making it an occasion for reunions with extended family.|
|November 2||All Souls Day||Araw ng mga Kaluluwa||Día de los Fieles Difuntos||Fixed||Marks the end of All Saints Day.|
|December 8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Pagdiriwang ng Kalinis-linisang Paglilihi sa Mahal na Birheng Maria||Fiesta de Imaculada Concepcion de la Virgen Maria||Fixed||Traditional Catholic feast date of conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary as pure and sinless, honored as mother and Principal Patroness of the Philippines since 1942. It is instituted by virtue of Republic Act No. 10966. It was first observed as a holiday in 2018.|
|December 24||Christmas Eve||Bisperas ng Pasko||Dia del Visperas de Navidad||Special Holiday, Fixed||Marks the eve of Christmas.|
|December 31||New Year's Eve||Bisperas ng Bagong Taon (Last Day of the Year)||Dia del Fin de Ano||Fixed||This holiday, which marks the conclusion of the civil year, is between 2 regular holidays, Rizal Day, and New Year's Day. This holiday is a Special non-working day every December 31.|
|Date||Anglicized name||Filipino name||Spanish name||Transferability||Description|
|January 23||First Philippine Republic Day||Araw ng Unang Republika ng Pilipinas||Dia de la Primera Republica Filipina
Aniversario de la inauguracion de la Primera Republica
|Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the establishment of the First Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899 at the Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan.|
|January 25||Day of National Remembrance||Araw ng Pambansang Pag-alala||Dia Nacional de la Memoria de los Caidos de Mamasapano||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2018. Celebrates the heroism of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who were killed in an encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.|
|Last Monday of January||National Bible Day||Pambansang Araw ng Bibliya||Dia Nacional de la Biblia||Movable||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the value of the Holy Bible as the core of the country's Christian faith professed by millions of its people, held on the Monday following the final Sunday of January which serves as the conclusion of the week-long celebrations of National Bible Week organized by the country's Christian faiths.|
|February 2||Constitution Day||Araw ng Saligang Batas||Dia de la Constiucion||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2002. Celebrates the ratification of the current 1987 Constitution.|
|February 4||Philippine–American War Memorial Day||Araw ng Paggunita sa Digmaang Pilipino–Amerikano||Dia de la Guerra Filipino-Americano||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2020. Honoring the millions of Filipinos who fought and died as a result of the war against the occupation forces of the United States that began on February 4, 1899 and ended in 1902.|
|February 8 (2020)||Lantern Festival||Piyesta ng mga Parol Tsino, Piyestang Yuanxiao||Fiesta de los Linternas Chinos||Movable||Working holiday among the Filipino Chinese which marks the conclusion of the Chinese New Year festivities 15 days after.|
|March 8||National Women's Day||Pambansang Araw ng Kababaihan||Dia Nacional de la Mujer||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.|
|March 23||Philippine Army Day and anniversary of the Tejeros Convention||Araw ng Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas||Dia del Ejercito Filipino y Aniversario de Acta de Tejeros||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the 1897 foundation of the Philippine Army as a result of the decisions made in the historic Tejeros Convention. Also marks the birthday of Emilio Aguinaldo, the founding president of the Philippines.|
|April 27||Lapu-Lapu Day||Araw ni Lapu-Lapu||Dia de Lapu-Lapu y aniversario de la primera victoria de Mactan||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the victory of Lapu-Lapu and his men over the Spaniards, led by Ferdinand Magellan, during the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521.|
|May or June||Vesak Day||Araw ng Bisyak||Dia del Vesak||Movable||Celebrated by Filipino Buddhists, to mark three important events in the life of Gautama Buddha: his birth, his Enlightenment, and his physical death and spiritual entry into Parinirvana. In 2001, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed a proclamation declaring the day in May of the full moon as Vesak Day.|
|May 20||Philippine Navy Day||Araw ng Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas||Dia de la Armada Filipina||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the 1898 foundation of the Philippine Navy.|
|May 28||Flag Day||Araw ng Pambansang Watawat||Dia de la Bandera Nacional y del Victoria del Alapan||Fixed||Celebration of the patriotic victory in the 1898 Battle of Alapan, the first time the national flag was unfurled in public. Independence Day celebrations begin on this day, lasting until June 12.|
|June 19||José Rizal's birthday||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni José Rizal||Natalicio del Heroe Nacional Jose Rizal||Fixed||First declared in 1961 by President Carlos P. García in honor of the birth centenary of José Rizal. Monday, June 20, 2011 was declared a special non-working holiday by President Benigno Aquino III for Rizal's 150th birth anniversary as requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. On November 9, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signs Republic Act No. 11144, that declaring June 19, as a special non working holiday in Laguna every year.|
|June 30||Spanish-Filipino Friendship Day||Araw ng Pagkakaibigang Pilipino-Espanyol||Dia del Amistad Filipino-Española||Fixed||Honors both the 30 Spanish soldiers who surrendered in the Siege of Baler of 1898–99, considered the "last ones of the Philippines" (Los últimos de Filipinas), and the cultural, religious and social ties of Spain and the Philippines and their peoples|
|July 1||Philippine Air Force Day||Araw ng Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas||Dia del Fuerza Aerea del Filipinas||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the enactment of Executive Order No. 94 in 1947 that caused the formation of the Philippine Air Force as a separate service branch of the Armed Forces, on the basis of the former Philippine Army Air Corps of the Army.|
|July 4||Republic Day
Philippine-American Friendship Day
|Araw ng Republika
Araw ng Pagkakaibigang Pilipino-Amerikano
|Dia de la Republica
Dia de la Amistad Filipino Americano
Dia de la Restoracion de la Independencia Patrio de 1946
|Fixed||Former national non-working holiday and today a working and cultural holiday celebrating the 1946 Treaty of Manila that restored Philippine independence thru recognition by the United States, and also celebrating the historical, economic, cultural, political, religious and social ties between the Philippines and the United States and the peoples of these two nations.|
|July 25||National Campus Press Freedom Day||Pambansang Araw ng Malayang Pamamahayag sa Campus||Dia Nacional de la Libertad de Prensas Universitarios||Fixed||A working holiday which will be first observed in 2020. This holiday aims to promote, protect, and safeguard the constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, speech and of the press in the Philippines.|
|July 27||Iglesia ni Cristo Day||Araw ng Iglesia ni Cristo||Dia de la Iglesia ni Cristo||Fixed||In 2009, July 27 was designated by a Republic Act as a yearly special national working holiday to honor the foundation of the Iglesia ni Cristo in 1914. This day was declared as a special non-working day in the year 2014 to commemorate the church's 100th Anniversary.|
|August 18||Jesse Robredo Day||Araw ni Jesse Robredo||Aniversario de la Muerte de Jesse Robredo||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2016. Celebrates the internationally recognized former mayor of Naga City Jesse Robredo who died while serving as Aquino's local government secretary on August 18, 2012.|
|August 20 (2020)||First of Muharram (Islamic New Year)||Unang Araw ng Muharram,
Bagong Taong Islamiko
|Primero de Muharram
Ano Nuevo Islamico
Dia del Hégira
|Movable||Woking holiday by Filipino Muslims to mark the beginning of the Islamic year.|
|August 25||National Tech-Voc Day||Araw ng Pambansang Teknolohikal-Bokasyonal||Dia Nacional del Educacion Tecnico-Vocacionario||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2018. This holiday aims to promote technical and vocational education and training in the Philippines.|
|September 3||Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita Day
(Victory over Japan Day)
|Araw ng Pagsuko ni Heneral Tomoyuki Yamashita
Araw ng Tagumpay laban sa Hapon
|Dia de la Rendicion de General Tomoyuki Yamashita
Día de la Victoria sobre Japón
|Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the surrender of Japanese Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Baguio City at the conclusion of hostilities of the Second World War on September 3, 1945.|
|September 8||Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Pagdiriwang ng Kapanganakan ng Mahal na Birheng Maria||Fiesta del Natividad de la Virgen Maria||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.|
|October 1 (2020)||Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival)||Piyestang Zhōngqiū Jié||Fiesta del Medio Otoño
Fiesta Zhōngqiū Jié
|Movable||Working holiday by the Filipino Chinese community to celebrate the fall harvest, also a cultural observance by many Filipinos and part of the opening salvo of the long Christmas season which begins in the time period in which this festival falls (either in September or October), usually the festival period marks the time when the first Christmas sales are held in shopping malls.|
|October 28 (2020)||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday||Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Propetang Muhammad||Dia Mawlid
Dia del Natalicio del Propeta Mahoma
|Movable||Known elsewhere as Mawlid, the day marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad on the 12th day of Rabi' al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.|
|November 17||National Students’ Day||Pambansang Araw ng mga Mag-aaral||Dia Nacional del Estudiantes||Fixed||A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the recognition and contribution of student activism to Philippine democracy.|
|November 20||National Children's’ Day||Pambansang Araw ng mga Bata||Dia Nacional del Niño||Fixed||A working holiday celebrating the rights and importance of every Filipino child as the core of the nation's future, as well as the 1989 adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.|
|November 26 (2020)||Thanksgiving Day||Araw ng Pasasalamat||Dia del Accion de Gracias||Movable||Formerly a national holiday until 1971 (held from 1973 to 1985 on September 21, the anniversary of the beginning of Martial Law), currently marked as a commercial and cultural working holiday. Mainly celebrated by the Filipino-American community and American expats, and now increasingly being revived, this day is a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.|
|December 10||Human Rights Day||Araw ng Karapatang Pantao||Dia Internacional de los Derechos Humanos||Fixed||A working holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in December 10, 1948.|
|December 21||Armed Forces Day||Araw ng Hukbong Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas||Dia de las Fuerzas Armadas de Filipinas||Fixed||Working holiday marking the official formation in 1935 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.|
Secular observances usually mark a government's founding day or the birth or death of a prominent native. These are often celebrated with parades, processions, entertainment, and feasting, as well as whatever local customs are traditional.
Local holidays for the most part are applicable only to the immediate area concerned, and barangay fiestas do not usually warrant a public holiday for the area unless otherwise ordered. Such holidays are usually declared as special non-working day and is proclaimed by the President.
|Date||Anglicized name||Filipino name||Description|
|January 11||Bataan Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Bataan||This special working holiday applies to Bataan only.|
|January 12||Valencia City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Valencia||This regular holiday applies to Valencia, Bukidnon only.|
|January 16||Navotas Day||Araw ng Navotas||This regular holiday applies to Navotas only.|
|January 17||James Leonard Tagle Gordon Day||Araw ng Kapanangakan ni James Leonard Tagle Gordon||Celebrated only in Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, this holiday reflects on the achievements, contributions and heroism of the late politician and city mayor.|
|Third Sunday of January||Sinulog||This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu and Tacloban only, honors the Santo Niño.|
|Monday after the Third Sunday of January||Sinulog Rest Day||This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City and other provinces and cities who joined in the year's Sinulog Festival in Cebu.|
|January 22||Vigan Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Vigan||This regular holiday applies to the city of Vigan. It happens three days before the city's fiesta.|
|February 3||Blas Ople Birth Anniversary||Pagdiriwang ng Kapanangakan ni Blas Ople||This is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan. Celebrates the birth of Blas Ople, statesman and former senator.|
|Cabanatuan City Day||Araw ng Cabanatuan||This regular holiday applies to the city of Cabanatuan only.|
|February 5||Biñan Liberation Day||Araw ng Liberasyon ng Biñan||This special working holiday applies to the city of Biñan only.|
|February 9||Mandaluyong Liberation and Cityhood Day||Araw ng Liberasyon at Pagkalungsod ng Mandaluyong||This regular holiday applies to Mandaluyong only, honoring the 1945 liberation of Mandaluyong and its 1995 elevation to cityhood.|
|February 11||Evelio Javier Day||Araw ni Evelio Javier||This special non-working holiday applies to the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan, and Iloilo only, in remembrance of the 1986 murder of the popular Governor of Antique whose death was one of the causes of the 1986 People Power Revolution.|
|February 13||Parañaque Day||Araw ng Parañaque||This regular holiday applies to Parañaque only.|
|February 14||Valenzuela City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela||This special working holiday applies to Valenzuela only.|
|February 24||Cebu City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Cebu||This regular holiday applies to Cebu City only.|
|February 26||Día de Zamboanga (Zamboanga Day)||Araw ng Zamboanga||This regular holiday applies only to Zamboanga City only as celebration of the anniversary of the inauguration of Zamboanga as a city, even its Charter was signed on October 12 which is also a holiday in celebration of the Feast of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the city's patron saint.|
|February 21–27||Musikahan Festival||This regular holiday applies to Tagum only.|
|March 1||Muntinlupa City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa||This special non-working holiday applies to Muntinlupa only.|
|Davao City Day||Araw ng Dabaw||Commemorating the signing of the Davao Charter, creating the city of Davao. This special non-working holiday applies to Davao City only.|
|March 2||La Union Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lalawigan ng La Union||This special non-working holiday applies to La Union only.|
|Cavite Day||Araw ng Kabite||This special working holiday applies only in province of Cavite.|
|March 7||Tagum City Day||Araw ng Tagum||Commemorating the elevation of then Tagum municipality into the first component city of Davao del Norte. This regular holiday applies to Tagum only.|
|March 8||Davao de Oro Foundation Day||Araw ng Davao de Oro||This special working holiday applies to Davao de Oro province only, celebrating the foundation of the province in 1998.|
|March 18||Panay Liberation Day||Araw ng Liberasyon ng Panay||This regular holiday applies to all provinces and cities on the islands of Guimaras, Panay and Romblon marking the 1945 liberation of these provinces by joint Filipino and American forces.|
|March 19||Sulyog Festival||Feast of St. Joseph||This day commemorates Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the town of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro. This special non-working holiday applies to Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro only.|
|March 21||San Fabian Day||Araw ng San Fabian||This special working holiday applies to San Fabian, Pangasinan only.|
|March 22||Malaybalay City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Malaybalay||This special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only.|
|March 25||Cry of Candon||Sigaw ng Candon / Ikkis ti Candon||This special working holiday applies to Candon only. March 25 commemorates the "Cry of Candon" in the city of Candon, Ilocos Sur, when local heroes led by Don Isabelo Abaya declared the Republica de Filipinas Katipunan de Candon. In honor of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom, March 25 of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in the city of Candon.|
|March 27||San Juan Day||Araw ng San Juan||This special non-working holiday applies to San Juan only.|
|March 31||First Mass Day||Araw ng Unang Misa||This special working holiday only in province of Southern Leyte. In commemoration of the first mass held in Limawasa Island which was officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.|
|April 5||Pangasinan Day||Araw ng Pangasinan||This special working holiday only in province of Pangasinan. In commemoration of its founding anniversary.|
|April 21||Calamba City Day||Araw ng Calamba||Commemorating the signing of the Calamba Charter, creating the city of Calamba. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba only.|
|Orani Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Orani||This special non-working holiday applies to Orani only.|
|May 3 (Movable)||Sampaguita Festival||Pista ng Sampaguita||This regular holiday applies to San Pedro only.|
|May 3||Sta. Cruz Day||Araw ng Sta. Cruz||This special working holiday applies to Sta. Cruz only.|
|May 4||Ilagan Day||Aggaw na Ilagan||Celebrating the foundation of Ilagan (as municipality). This special non-working holiday applies to Ilagan only.|
|May 21||Malabon Day||Araw ng Malabon||This regular holiday applies to Malabon only.|
|May 24||Nueva Vizcaya Day||Ammungan Festival||The province's foundation day. This special non-working holiday applies to Nueva Vizcaya only.|
|May 27||San Josee Parish Fiesta||Fiesta ni Señor San José||Special non-working holiday in honor of Saint Joseph which only applies to Matalom, Leyte.|
|June 1||Biray Festival||Pistang Biray / Araw ng Imahen ng Birheng Maria||Honors the Blessed Virgin Mary as part of the Flores de Mayo in Belison, Antique. This special non-working holiday applies to Belison, Antique only.|
|June 11||Rizal Province Day||Araw ng Rizal||This special non-working holiday applies to Rizal province only.|
|Sagay Day||Araw ng Sagay||This special non-working holiday applies to Sagay, Negros Occidental only.|
|June 15||Cagayán de Oro Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro||This special non-working holiday applies to Cagayan de Oro only.|
|Opol Day||Araw ng Opol||This special non-working holiday applies to Opol only.|
|June 16||Baybay City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Baybay||This special working holiday applies to Baybay City only.|
|June 18||Naga City Charter Anniversary||Anibersaryo ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Naga||This regular holiday applies to Naga, Camarines Sur only.|
|Benguet Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Benguet||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Benguet only.|
|Bacolod City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Bacolod||This special non-working holiday applies to Bacolod City only.|
|June 19||Surigao del Sur Day||Araw ng Surigao del Sur||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Sur only.|
|Surigao del Norte Day||Araw ng Surigao del Norte||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Norte only.|
|Feast of the Forest||Pista ng Kagubatan||This special working holiday applies to Palawan only celebrating the importance of forests in the province.|
|Laguna Day||Araw ng Laguna||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Laguna only. This also commemorates Dr. José Rizal's birthday.|
|Calambanga Festival||Araw ng Calamba||This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba only. This also commemorates Dr. José Rizal's birthday and a review of the history of Calamba.|
|June 21||Naliyagan Festival||Pistang Naliyagan||Special non-working holiday, applies to Agusan del Sur only.|
|June 23||Bacoor Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Bacoor||This day commemorates the cityhood of Bacoor in the province of Cavite on June 23, 2012. This special non-working holiday applies to Bacoor only.|
|June 24||Manila Day||Araw ng Maynila||This special non-working holiday applies to the City of Manila only. It honors the 1571 founding of the city by Miguel López de Legaspi.|
|Wattah Wattah Festival||Pista ng San Juan||This special holiday applies to San Juan only. This day honor Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city. Also known as the Feast of Saint John San Juan Festival.|
|June 26||Batanes Day||Araw ng Batanes||This special holiday applies to the province of Batanes only.|
|June 30||Tacloban Day and Tacloban City Charter Day||Araw ng Tacloban||This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Tacloban only.|
|June 30||Imus Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Imus||This day commemorates the cityhood of Imus in the province of Cavite on June 30, 2012. This special non-working holiday applies to Imus only.|
|July 1||Tagbilaran City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Tagbilaran||A day commemorating the creation of the city of Tagbilaran by virtue of Republic Act No. 4660 on July 1, 1966. This special non-working holiday applies only to Tagbilaran.|
|Davao Region Day||Araw ng Rehiyon ng Davao||Day commemorating the creation of the three Davao provinces from then a "single" Davao province, now Davao Region. This regular public holiday applies to the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental only.|
|Maramag Day||Araw ng Maramag||Day commemorating the recognition of Maramag, Bukidnon as a municipality by virtue of Executive Order 272, which was signed by President Carlos P. Garcia on July 1, 1956. This special non-working holiday applies only to the municipality of Maramag.|
|Alubijid Day||Araw ng Alubijid||This special non-working holiday applies to Alubijid only.|
|July 2||Pasig Foundation day||Araw ng Pasig||This special non-working holiday applies to Pasig City only. Remembers the founding of the city in 1573.|
|July 22||Bohol Day||Araw ng Bohol||A day commemorating the creation of the province of Bohol by virtue of Act 2711 on March 10, 1917 and the anniversary of the 1565 Blood Compact. This special non-working holiday applies only to the whole province of Bohol.|
|Claveria Day||Araw ng Claveria||This special non-working holiday applies to Claveria, Misamis Oriental in commemoration to its founding.|
|July 23||Apolinario Mabini Day||Kaarawan ni Apolinario Mabini||This special working holiday applies to Tanauan only, the city is the hometown of Apolinario Mabini, a leader of the Philippine Revolution.|
|Batangas City Day||Batangas City Foundation Day||This special non-working holiday applies to Batangas City in commemoration to its founding.|
|August 2||Butuan City Charter Day||Adlaw Hong Butuan||This holiday applies to Butuan only.|
|Kabankalan City Charter Day||Adlaw Kabankalan||This holiday applies to Kabankalan only.|
|August 4||Cabuyao Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Cabuyao||This day commemorates the cityhood of Cabuyao in 2012. This special non-working holiday applies to city of Cabuyao only.|
|August 6||Cebu Provincial Charter Day||Araw ng Panlalawigang Pribilehiyo ng Cebu||This special nonworking holiday applies to the province of Cebu only.|
|August 9||Ablan Day||Kaarawan ni Ablan||Commemorates the birthday of Ilocos Norte's late governor and labor leader, Governor Roque B. Ablan, Sr.|
|August 15||Kadayawan Festival||Davao Harvest Festival||This special working holiday applies to Davao City only. (Proc. No. 829 declared that August 15 is a special non-working holiday)|
|Bulacan Foundation Day||Araw ng Bulacan||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Bulacan only.|
|August 19||Manuel Luis Quezón Day||Kaarawan ni Manuel Luis Quezón||This special working holiday applies to the provinces of Quezon and Aurora, and to Quezon City only in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, born on this day in 1878.|
|August 20||Lucena City Charter Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Lucena||This special non-working holiday applies to Lucena only by virtue of Republic Act No. 3271 – An Act Creating the city of Lucena, approved on June 17, 1961.|
|August 25||Iloilo City Charter Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Iloilo||This regular holiday applies to Iloilo City only.|
|August 28||Higalaay Festival||Adlaw sa Pag-Higalaay sa Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro||Non-working holiday in Cagayan de Oro.|
|August 30||Pinaglabanan Day||Araw ng Pinaglabanan||This special non-working holiday applies to San Juan only, often in celebration of the 1896 Battle of Pinaglabanan, the first major battle of the Philippine Revolution and the first major defeat for revolutionary forces.|
|August 30||Gat. Marcelo H. Del Pilar Day||Kaarawan ni Gat. Marcelo H. Del Pilar||This special non-working holiday applies to Province of Bulacan only.|
|August 31||Surigao City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Surigao||This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao City only.|
|September 1||Baguio City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Baguio||Special non-working holiday only in Baguio marking its foundation in 1909.|
|Jasaan Day||Araw ng Jasaan||This special non-working holiday applies to Jasaan only.|
|September 2||Nueva Ecija Day||Araw ng Nueva Ecija||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Nueva Ecija only.|
|Simeon Ola Day||Kaarawan ni Simeon Ola||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Albay only. Commemorates the birth of Gen. Simeón Ola, the last Filipino army general who surrendered to the American forces during the Philippine-American War.|
|September 3||Iriga City Foundation Day||Araw ng Establisyento ng Syudad ng iriga||This is a Special Non-Working Day Iriga to honor the city's founding anniversary.|
|September 9||Osmeña Day||Araw ni Pangulong Osmeña||This is a Special Non-Working Day (Republic Act No. 6953) applicable in Cebu to honor the nation's fourth president on his birthday.|
|Mina Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkatatag ng Bayan ng Mina||This special working holiday applies to Mina only.|
|San José del Monte City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng San José del Monte||This regular holiday applies to San Jose del Monte only.|
|Second Friday — Third Sunday of September||Peñafrancia Festival||Pista ng Peñafrancia||Applies only to Naga, Camarines Sur and honors the miraculous image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region.|
|September 10||Feast of San Nicolás de Tolentino||Kapistahan ni San Nicolas de Tolentino||This regular holiday applies to Surigao City only.|
|September 11||Marcos Day||Araw ni Pangulong Marcos||This Special Non-Working Day (Proclamation No. 310) applies to the province of Ilocos Norte only and honors the birthday of the nation's tenth president.|
|September 13||Battle of Pulang Lupa Day||Araw ng Labanan sa Pulang Lupa||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Marinduque only. Remembers the patriotic victory in the 1900 Battle of Pulang Lupa against American forces.|
|September 17||Siquijor Day||Araw ng Siquijor||This special non-working holiday applies to Siquijor only.|
|September 18||Tacurong City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Tacurong||This special working holiday applies to Tacurong only.|
|September 21||Cebu Press Freedom Day||Araw ng Malayang Pamamahayag sa Cebu||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Cebu only.|
|September 24||Yulo Day||Araw ni José Yulo||REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7851 – Special Non-working Holiday in Calamba, Laguna, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late speaker José Yulo Sr.|
|October 3||Imus Foundation Day||Araw ng Pagkatatag ng Bayan ng Imus||This day commemorating the foundation of Imus (as municipality) on October 3, 1795. This special non-working holiday applies to Imus only.|
|October 12||Fiesta Pilar||Araw ng Kapistahan ni Nuestra Señora del Pilar||This regular holiday applies to Zamboanga City only in celebration of its patron saint, Nuestra Señora del Pilar.|
|October 16||Oroquieta City Day||Araw ng Lungsod ng Oroquieta||This special non-working holiday applies to Oroquieta only.|
|October 19||Bacolod City Charter Day||Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Bacolod||This special non-working holiday only applies to Bacolod.|
|October 20||Leyte Landing Day||Araw ng Leyte Landing||This regular holiday applies to Tacloban only. Commemorates the landing of American and Filipinos forces on Palo Beach during the Battle of Leyte in 1944, signalling the beginning liberation of the country in the Second World War.|
|October 26||Foundation Day of Catanduanes||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Catanduanes||This special non-working holiday applies to Catanduanes only.|
|October 28||Foundation Day of Davao Occidental||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Davao Occidental||This special non-working holiday applies to Davao Occidental only.|
|November 4||President Carlos P. Garcia Day||Araw ni Pangulong Garcia||Commemorates the birth of Carlos P. Garcia, the eighth President of the Philippines, native of Bohol. This special non-working holiday applies only to the Province of Bohol.|
|November 5||Al Cinco de Noviembre (Negros Day)||Araw ng Negros||Also called Al Cinco de Noviembre, this special non-working holiday applies to the province of Negros Occidental only. Honors the 1898 Negros Revolution and those who took part.|
|November 15||Oriental Mindoro Day||Araw ng Silangang Mindoro||This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Oriental Mindoro only, the province became an independent and separated from Occidental Mindoro via Republic Act No. 505 on this day in 1950.|
|November 16||Quirino Day||Araw ni Quirino||To commemorate the birth anniversary of late President Elpidio Quirino as declared under Presidential Proclamation No. 1927 dated November 15, 1979 issued by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Ilocos Sur only, the very province on which he was born in its capital of Vigan.|
|December 1||Kabakahan Festival||Pista ng Kabakahan||This special non-working holiday applies to Padre Garcia, Batangas only.|
|December 2||Pasay City Day||Araw ng Pasay||This special non-working holiday applies to Pasay only, the city was founded on this day in 1863.|
|December 8||Taguig Holiday||Araw ng Taguig||As per Proclamation No. 81 signed December 1, 2010, Taguig Holiday is celebrated henceforth every December 8.|
|December 11||Pampanga Day||Araw ng Pampanga||Under the virtue of Proclamation No. 2226 of late President Ferdinand Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Pampanga only, celebrating its 1571 founding as one of the nation's oldest provinces.|
|December 13||General Trias Foundation Day and Valenciana Festival||Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng General Trias at Pistang Valenciana||This special working holiday applies of General Trias only.|
|December 18||López Jaena Day||Araw ni Lopez Jaena||This regular holiday in Iloilo province and Iloilo City only. Honors Graciano López Jaena and his contributions to the Propaganda Movement of the 1880s.|
|December 20||Feast Day of Santa Lucia||Kapistahan ni Santa Lucia||This day commemorates Saint Lucy, the patron saint of the town of Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur. This special non-working holiday applies to Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur only.|
|December 29||San Pedro Cityhood Day||Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng San Pedro||This day commemorates the cityhood of San Pedro, Laguna in 2013. This special non-working holiday applies to city of San Pedro only.|
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