Holiday Guide for Philippines in 2021

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Philippines
2021

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Capital: Manila
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List of National Holidays in Philippines in 2021

New Year's Day

 Long Weekend! 
New Year's Day

Philippines: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Chinese New Year

 Long Weekend! 
Chinese New Year

Philippines: The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

People Power Revolution


People Power Revolution

Philippines: The EDSA Revolution was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines that began in 1983 and culminated in 1986

Davao City Day


Davao City Day

Davao: This special non-working day marks the creation of the City of Davao on 16 March 1936.

Maundy Thursday


Maundy Thursday

Philippines: Also Known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Philippines: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Black Saturday


Black Saturday

Philippines: Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb

The Day of Valor

 Long Weekend! 
The Day of Valor

Philippines: Araw ng Kagitingan commemorates the fall of the Bataan peninsula during the second world war.

Labor Day


Labor Day

Philippines: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Eid'l Fitr


Eid'l Fitr

Philippines: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Independence Day


Independence Day

Philippines: Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence on 12 June 1898

Manila Day


Manila Day

Manila (NCR): Manila Day is a public holiday that honours the 1571 founding of the city by Miguel López de Legaspi.

Eidul Adha


Eidul Adha

Philippines: The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar

Birthday of Manuel L Quezon


Birthday of Manuel L Quezon

Quezon: Special Non-Working Public Holiday in Quezon City and the provinces of Quezon and Aurora

Ninoy Aquino Day


Ninoy Aquino Day

Philippines: The holiday commemorates the assassination of former Senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino, Jr. on August 21st 1983

National Heroes' Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Heroes' Day

Philippines: Celebrated on the last Monday in August, this holiday was established to honour the efforts of all national heroes

All Saints' Day

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day

Philippines: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Bonifacio Day


Bonifacio Day

Philippines: Known in the Philippines as 'Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Bonifacio', this day commemorates the birth of Andrés Bonifacio on November 30th 1863

Immaculate Conception Day


Immaculate Conception Day

Philippines: It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Philippines: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Rizal Day


Rizal Day

Philippines: Commemorates the execution of José Rizal by the Spanish on December 30th 1896

Notes

  • 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.