Philippines Public Holidays 2021


 
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A preview of the Philippines bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Philippines Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day (Araw ng Bagong Taon)
Feb.    Fri Chinese Lunar New Year
Mar.    Thu The Prophet's Ascension (Lailatul Isra Wal Mi'raj) (ARMM) Regional
Apr.    Thu Maundy Thursday (Huwebes Santo)
        Fri Good Friday (Biyernes Santo)
        Sat Black Saturday
        Fri Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)
May     Sat Labor Day (Araw ng Manggagawa)
        Fri Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan)
June    Sat Independence Day
        Thu Manila Day (Araw ng Maynila) Regional
July    Tue Eid'l Adha
Aug.    Mon Islamic New Year (Amon Jaded) (ARMM) Regional
        Sat Ninoy Aquino Day
        Mon National Heroes' Day (Araw ng mga Bayani)
Oct.    Mon The Prophet's Birthday (Maulid-un-Nabi) (ARMM) Regional
Nov.    Mon All Saints' Day (Araw ng mga Namayapa)
        Tue Bonifacio Day (Araw ni Bonifacio)
Dec.    Wed Feast of the Immaculate Conception
        Sat Christmas Day (Pasko)
        Thu Rizal Day (Araw ni Rizal)
        Fri New Year's Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

07 Jun 2018 Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 15 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 514 declaring Friday, June 15, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.  02 May 2018 Philippines Public Holiday May 14 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, issued Proclamation 479 declaring Monday, May 14, 2018, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.  Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced the declaration of an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, on account of Holy Wednesday.  27 Mar 2018 Philippines Public Sector Holiday March 28 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced the declaration of an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, on account of Holy Wednesday.  14 Mar 2018 Philippines Public Holiday March 28 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Mayor of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, has declared Wednesday, March 28, 2018, as a one-off non-working municipal public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Holy Wednesday.  29 Dec 2017 Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Signed Into Law (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed into law Republic Act 10966 which implements the previously-voted House Bill 5241 and Senate Bill 1430, and declares December 8 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  22 Dec 2017 Philippines 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Labor Secretary, Silvestre Bello III, has issued a communique clarifying as per the terms of the recently-released Memorandum Circular no. 37 (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, "December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018 are special non-working days, but only for the executive branch of government".  17 Dec 2017 Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Sent To President (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines, and which was recently adopted by the Philippines Senate as Senate Bill 1430, has now been forwarded to President Duterte for his signature into law.  14 Dec 2017 Philippines Amends 2017 and 2018 Public Holidays (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced that, on authority of President Duterte, he had signed Memorandum Circular no. 37 (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2017 and for the year 2018.  23 Oct 2017 Philippines ASEAN Public Holidays November 13-14-15 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Malacañang has issued Proclamation No. 332 declaring November 13-14-15, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in the National Capital Region (including Manila, the Nation's Capital) and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, on account of the upcoming 31st ASEAN Summit.  16 Oct 2017 Philippines Public Holiday October 17 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Malacañang Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared another one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, on account of the second day of the current nationwide transportation strike.  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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).


Footnotes
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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.

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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.

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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 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
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 2021 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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