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Philippines bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

April ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Wed Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)
Thu Maundy Thursday (Huwebes Santo)
Fri Good Friday (Biyernes Santo)
Sat Public Holiday (Black Saturday)
Thu Labor Day (Araw ng Manggagawa)
* Mon The Prophet's Ascension (Lailatul Isra Wal Mi'raj) (ARMM) Regional
Thu Independence Day
* Tue Manila Day (Araw ng Maynila) Regional
Mon Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Thu Aquino Day
Mon National Heroes' Day (Araw ng mga Bayani)
Sat Eid'l Adha
* Sat Islamic New Year (Amun Jadid) (ARMM) Regional
Sat All Saints' Day (Araw ng mga Namayapa)
Sun Bonifacio Day (Araw ni Bonifacio)
Wed Additional Public Holiday
Thu Christmas Day (Pasko)
Fri Additional Public Holiday
Tue Rizal Day (Araw ni Rizal)
Wed New Year's Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon)
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Recent News and Updates

14 Mar 2014 Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Voted (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines House of Representatives has passed House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special non-working public holidays in the Philippines to commemorate the centennial of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).  24 Feb 2014 Philippines 2014 EDSA Public Holiday Clarification (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The government of the Philippines has once again confirmed that, despite many reports to the contrary, tomorrow's EDSA Special Holiday was restricted to schools only, and that Tuesday, February 25, 2014, would therefore be a regular working day in the Philippines.  31 Jan 2014 Philippines CNY Annual Public Holiday Bill (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Senator Edgardo Angara has introduced legislation (Senate Bill No. 1908) that would make the ad hoc declaration of Chinese New Year as a one-off public holiday in the Philippines, as was the case in 2012 and 2014, into an annual public holiday in the Philippines.  11 Jan 2014 Philippines Maulidin Nabi Public Holiday January 13 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines Government has announced that the date of the upcoming Maulidin Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, would be observed on Monday, January 13, 2014.  23 Oct 2013 Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines Government has issued an official statement denying rumours that October 31, 2013, had been declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.  15 Oct 2013 Philippines November 2013 Public Holidays Changes (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) of the Philippines has announced that Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2013, which had previously been declared as "Special (Non-Working) Days", would instead be treated as "Non-Working Holidays".  04 Oct 2013 Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 15 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines Government has issued a Proclamation which finally specifies Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as the date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha in the Philippines in 2013.  01 Oct 2013 Philippines Public Holiday October 28 (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 656, s. 2013, which declares Monday, October 28, 2013, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections.  30 Sep 2013 Philippines 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2014.  01 Aug 2013 Philippines End of Ramadan 2013 Announced (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The government of the Philippines has announced Friday, August 9, 2013, as the date of the upcoming Eidl Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in the Philippines.  27 Dec 2012 Philippines CNY Public Holiday Status Change (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Following a last-minute amendment by Philippines Senator Edgardo Angara, the Senate of the Philippines has amended the current Chinese New Year public holiday legislation to make Chinese New Year a "working holiday".  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Philippines public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Law: Official regular public holidays, in the Philippines, are regulated by Executive Order 203 and incorporated in Executive Order 292, and as amended by Republic Act No. 9177. The 2 additional, so called, nationwide special days (November 1 and December 31) are regulated by EO 203.  It is the President's prerogative to declare the next working day a public holiday if the actual public holiday falls on a Sunday. Sometimes this is only done at the last minute.  Muslim Holidays: The holidays of Amun Jadid (New Year), Maulid-un-Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad), Lailatul Isra Wal Mi'raj (Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad), Id-ul-Fitr (Hari Raya Pausa), and Id-ul-Adha (Hari Raja Haji), are officially observed, pursuant to Presidential Decree 1083 and Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 81-1277, in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and in the cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian and Zamboanga, and in such other Muslim Provinces and cities as may be created. Upon proclamation by the President of the Philippines, Muslim holidays may also be officially observed in the provinces and cities.  Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan, first day of the month of Shawwal) is a national public holiday, created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9177 and signed on November 13, 2002. It was observed as a national public holiday for the first time on December 6, 2002.  The Christmas season in the Philippines started with dawn masses from Dec. 16 and ends on Jan. 6 as Filipinos hold family reunions, exchange gifts and feast on roasted pig and delicacies, such as rice cake and ginger tea.  Since 1986, the government has observed a holiday ceasefire with communist and Muslim rebels as the mainly Roman Catholic country celebrates one of the world's longest yuletide seasons .  Philippines International Codes PH and PHL (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ph (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Philippines information and news: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Philippines maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Philippines), and Wikipedia (includes Philippines commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Philippines, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.


Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Philippines that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.


Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Philippines were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules). For more details on Muslim holidays, see Muslim Calendar Holidays. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Philippines, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Philippines, before planning any trip to Philippines. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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