LIST: 2021 Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working, and Long Weekends Holidays in PH
Manila, Philippines — After this tiring pandemic, everyone deserves a vacation. Are you now Planning for your 2021 Holidays? If you are among those people who are already planning for a long weekend post-pandemic vacation, this list of the official 2021 Philippine holidays will help you plan your trip.
Malacañang recently released the list of regular and special non-working holidays for 2021.
The following days are declared holidays through Proclamation 986:
Complete List of Holidays and Long Weekends in the Philippines for 2021
- January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
- April 1 – Maundy Thursday
- April 2 – Good Friday
- April 9 (Friday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
- May 1 (Saturday) – Labor Day
- June 12 (Saturday) – Independence Day
- August 30 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day
- November 30 (Tuesday) – Bonifacio Day
- December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
- December 39 (Thursday) – Rizal Day
SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
- February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
- February 25 (Thursday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- April 3 – Black Saturday
- August 21 (Saturday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
- November 1 (Monday) – All Saints’ Day
- December 8 (Wednesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
- December 31 (Friday) – Last day of the year
ADDITIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
- November 2 (Tuesday) – All Souls’ Day
- December 24 (Friday) – Christmas Eve
List of 11 long weekends in 2021
- January 1-3, 2021 (New Year weekend)
- February 12 to 14, 2021 (Chinese New Year weekend)
- February 25 to 28, 2021 (EDSA Anniversary weekend)
- April 1 to 4, 2021 (Holy Week)
- April 9 to 11, 2021 (Araw ng Kagitingan weekend)
- July 17 to 19, 2021 (Eid’l Adha weekend) **for update
- August 28 to 30, 2021 (National Heroes’ Day weekend)
- October 30, 2021, to November 2, 2021 (All Saints/Souls’ Day weekend)
- November 27 to 30, 2021 (Bonifacio Day weekend)
- December 24 to 26, 2021 (Christmas weekend)
- December 30, 2021, to January 2, 2022 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)
The proclamation of two Islamic holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be issued after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra).
Projected dates of Philippine Islam holidays in 2021:
- Eidul Fitr 2020 – Thursday, May 13
- Eidul Adha 2020 – Tuesday, July 20
The holiday proclamation also stated that “The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall,”.
Holiday Pay in PH
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 types of holidays. There is also a difference in what is closed and in how the days are declared.
|Did not work (including rest days)||Did work|
|Regular holiday||100% of the daily wage||200% of the daily wage|
|Special non-working day||not paid||130% of the daily wage|
On top of these pay rules, an employee shall be given an additional 30% if the holiday falls on his or her rest day, and an additional 30% if he or she works overtime.
There you have it: Complete list of Philippine Regular & Special Non-Working Holidays and Long Weekend Holidays for the Year 2021.
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