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Philippines 2022 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila)
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 5, 2022

Earlier today Malacañang released the Proclamation No.1236, signed by Salvador Medialdea, Executive Secretary, on order from Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, and which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the upcoming calendar year 2022.

The aforementioned announcement of the special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2022, comes in relatively late in the year, as has been the case on many occasions (2019-11-16, 2011-12-01, 2010-12-20, and 2009-01-07), though not all (2020-08-03, 2018-08-17, 2017-07-19, 2016-08-18, 2015-08-26, 2014-07-23 and 2013-09-30).

Proclamation No. 1236 includes the Chinese New Year, long promised (2014-01-31, 2011-01-12 and 2011-01-03), and first observed 5 years ago.

For the fourth year, the list of 2022 public holidays in the Philippines also includes the EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary, which used to be restricted to schools.

As regards, the dates of Muslim public holidays in the Philippines in 2022, the Proclamation 986 states that "The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall recommend to the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.".

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