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Holiday Date

Celebration Date

English Name

Filipino Name


January 1

January 1

New Year's Day

Araw ng Bagong Taon

1st day of the New Year



Chinese New Year

Araw ng Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino

Based on Lunar Calendar

February 25

February 25

People Power Day

Araw ng People Power

(Lakas ng Bayan)

Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution

Thursday before Easter


Maundy Thursday

Huwebes Santo

Commemorates the Last Supper. part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations

Friday before Easter


Good Friday

Biyernes Santo

Commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ; part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations

Sunday, date varies


Easter Sunday

Linggo ng Pagkabuhay

Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus. part of Holy Week

April 9

Monday nearest April 9

Bataan and Corregidor Day ("Day of Valour")

Araw ng Kagitingan

Commemorates the Bataan Death March

May 1

Monday nearest May 1

Labor Day

Araw ng Manggagawa

June 12

Monday nearest June 12

Independence Day

Araw ng Kasarinlan

Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence

June 24

Manila Day

Araw ng Maynila

Special Non-working Public Holiday, Manila

June 30

June 30

Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day

To mark the occasion when President Emilio Aguinaldo commended the besieged Spanish soldiers in the Church of Baler for their loyalty and gallantry.

August 21

August 21

Ninoy Aquino Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino

Death of Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Last Monday of August

Last Monday of August

National Heroes' Day

Araw ng mga Bayani

Commemorates the "Cry of Pugad Lawin" by the Katipunan

November 1

November 1

All Saints Day

Undas/Todos los Santos

Remembrance of all the saints and dead

November 2

November 2

All Souls Day

Araw ng mga Patay

Remembrance of the dead

November 30

Monday nearest November 30

Bonifacio Day

Kaarawan ni Bonifacio

Birth date of Andres Bonifacio

December 25

December 25

Christmas Day

Araw ng Pasko

Celebration of Christmas

December 30

Monday nearest December 30

Rizal Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal

Death anniversary of National hero José Rizal

December 31

December 31

Last Day of the Year

Bisperas ng Bagong Taon

Celebration of New Year's Eve; created as "filler" holiday between Rizal Day and New Year's Day