Public Holidays in Philippines in 2018

Philippines Upcoming Public Holidays in Philippines

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 9 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Rizal Day
Rizal Day

30 December 2017 This National holiday is in 14 days. Commemorates the execution of José Rizal by the Spanish on 30 Dec 1896

New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve

31 December 2017 This National holiday is in 15 days. The last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar is usually celebrated with parties a...

Philippines List of National Public holidays of Philippines in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day Regular holiday
Tuesday January 02 New Year's Holiday Regular holiday
Friday February 16 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Sunday February 25 People Power Revolution A special holiday for all schools
Friday March 16 Davao City Day Davao City only. Marks the creation of the city
Thursday March 29 Maundy Thursday Regular holiday
Friday March 30 Good Friday Regular holiday
Saturday March 31 Black Saturday Special Non-working day
Monday April 09 The Day of Valor Regular holiday. Marks the the fall of Bataan in World War II.
Tuesday May 01 Labor Day Regular holiday
Tuesday June 12 Independence Day Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence on 12 June 1898
Friday June 15 Eid'l Fitr The Feast of Ramadan. Date to be confirmed.
Sunday June 24 Manila Day Manila only. Marks the foundation of the city
Tuesday August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day Special Non-working day. Commemorates the assassination of Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr. in 1983
Wednesday August 22 Eidul Adha Sacrifice Feast. Date to be confirmed.
Monday August 27 National Heroes Day Regular holiday. Last Monday of August
Thursday November 01 All Saints Day Special Non-working day
Friday November 02 Public Holiday Additional Special Non-Working Day
Friday November 30 Bonifacio Day Commemorates the birth of Andrés Bonifacio on 30 Nov 1863
Monday December 24 Christmas Eve Additional Special Non-Working Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Regular holiday
Sunday December 30 Rizal Day Commemorates the execution of José Rizal by the Spanish on 30 Dec 1896
Monday December 31 New Year's Eve Special Non-working day


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  • 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.

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