Public Holidays 2015 and 2016

We currently have public holidays for 2015 and 2016 listed. Scroll down to view.

Introduction

Public holidays in the Philippines are days off that have been provided for by law (Chapter 7 of the Administrative Code of 1987) and which are observed across the nation. There are two main types of public holidays in the Philippines:

  1. Regular holidays
  2. Special days

Each year the president of the Philippines will make a proclamation regarding the dates and observations of the following year’s public holidays. Though public holidays are defined by the law stated above, the President’s proclamations remove any doubt about dates for a given year. His proclamations also allow for modifications to be made to the list of public holidays for any particular year. The proclamation regarding 2014 dates is no. 655. The proclamation of public holidays for 2015 is no. 831.

Public Holidays 2015

The official proclamation of holidays for 2015 was made with the signing of Proclamation 831 on 17 July 2014.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year's Day
2 JanuaryFridayAdditional special non-working day
15 JanuaryThursdayPapal Visit (Manila only)
16 JanuaryFridayPapal Visit (Manila only)
19 JanuaryMondayPapal Visit (Manila only)
19 FebruaryThursdayChinese New Year
25 FebruaryWednesdayEDSA Revolution Anniversary
2 AprilThursdayMaundy Thursday
3 AprilFridayGood Friday
4 AprilSaturdayBlack Saturday
9 AprilThursdayDay of Valor
1 MayFridayLabor Day
12 JuneFridayIndependence Day
18 July *SaturdayEid’l Fitr *
21 AugustFridayNinoy Aquino Day
31 AugustMondayNational Heroes Day
24 September *ThursdayEidul Adha *
1 NovemberSundayAll Saints Day
30 NovemberMondayBonifacio Day
24 DecemberThursdayAdditional special non-working day
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
30 DecemberWednesdayRizal Day
31 DecemberThursdayLast Day of the Year

* subject to change

Public Holidays 2016

The dates below are not official. The official proclamation of 2016 holidays will be made later in 2015.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year's Day
8 FebruaryMondayChinese New Year
25 FebruaryThursdayEDSA Revolution Anniversary
24 MarchThursdayMaundy Thursday
25 MarchFridayGood Friday
9 AprilSaturdayDay of Valor
1 MaySundayLabor Day
12 JuneSundayIndependence Day
TBATBAEid’l Fitr *
21 AugustSundayNinoy Aquino Day
29 AugustMondayNational Heroes Day
TBATBAEidul Adha *
1 NovemberTuesdayAll Saints Day
30 NovemberWednesdayBonifacio Day
24 DecemberSaturdayAdditional special non-working day
25 DecemberSundayChristmas Day
30 DecemberFridayRizal Day
31 DecemberSaturdayLast Day of the Year