Philippines Public Holidays 2018


 
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Philippines bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 6 months of 2018, 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 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day (Araw ng Bagong Taon)
      2 Tue Public Sector Holiday Government
Feb. 16 Fri Chinese Lunar New Year
     25 Sun Public Holiday (Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution)
Mar. 29 Thu Maundy Thursday (Huwebes Santo)
     30 Fri Good Friday (Biyernes Santo)
     31 Sat Black Saturday
Apr.  9 Mon Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)
     13 Fri The Prophet's Ascension (Lailatul Isra Wal Mi'raj) (ARMM) Regional
May   1 Tue Labor Day (Araw ng Manggagawa)
June 12 Tue Independence Day
     15 Fri Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan)
     24 Sun Manila Day (Araw ng Maynila) Regional
Aug.    Tue Ninoy Aquino Day
        Tue Eid'l Adha
        Mon National Heroes' Day (Araw ng mga Bayani)
Sep.    Tue Islamic New Year (Amon Jaded) (ARMM) Regional
Nov.    Thu All Saints' Day (Araw ng mga Namayapa)
        Fri Additional Public Holiday
        Tue The Prophet's Birthday (Maulid-un-Nabi) (ARMM) Regional
        Fri Bonifacio Day (Araw ni Bonifacio)
Dec.    Mon Additional Public Holiday
        Tue Christmas Day (Pasko)
        Sun Rizal Day (Araw ni Rizal)
        Mon New Year's Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

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.  15 Oct 2017 Philippines Public Holiday October 16 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Presidential Communications Secretary, Martin Andanar, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on Monday, October 16, 2017, on account of the beginning of a nationwide transportation strike on that date.  27 Sep 2017 Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out For Now (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Malacañang has issued a communique ruling out for now the declaration of October 31 as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines capital, Manila, on account of the upcoming ASEAN Summit (“On ASEAN holiday. No official issuance yet. Will post once provided.").  19 Sep 2017 Philippines Declares Public Holiday September 21 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Presidential Spokesman, Ernesto Abella, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on September 21 the date when mass demonstrations are expected to mark the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law through but Proclamation 1081, dated September 21, 1972.  16 Sep 2017 Philippines Mull September 21 Public Holiday (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the declaration of a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on September 21 the date when mass demonstrations are expected.  29 Aug 2017 Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday September 1 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador C. Medialdea, has announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.297, declaring Friday, September 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.  19 Jul 2017 Philippines 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 269, s. 2017, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2018.  16 Jun 2017 Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 26 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 235 declaring Monday, June 26, 2017, 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.  03 May 2017 Philippines Votes December 8 Public Holiday (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines House of Representatives has unanimously approved, in its third and final reading, the House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  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 2018 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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