Public holidays in the Philippines are days off that have been provided for by law, 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. The proclamation regarding 2012 dates is no. 295 of 2011. The proclamation of public holidays for 2013 is no. 459.

The official public holidays have been announced for 2014, with President Benigno Aquino III signing Proclamation 655 on September 25, 2013. Filipinos have 20 public holidays scheduled for 2014, including the addition of Chinese New Year

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the dates we publish, dates of holidays do change from time to time. We therefore encourage you to cross-check your travel dates with other public holidays sources before making flight/hotel/travel plans. (The website owner shall not be liable for any inaccuracy in the information provided here.)

Public Holidays 2014

1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year's Day
(Araw ng Bagong Taon)
31 JanuaryFridayChinese New Year
(Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino)
25 FebruaryTuesdayEDSA Revolution Anniversary
(Anibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA)
9 AprilWednesdayDay of Valor
(Araw ng Kagitingan)
17 AprilThursdayMaundy Thursday
(Huwebes Santo)
18 AprilFridayGood Friday
(Biyernes Santo)
19 AprilSaturdayBlack Saturday
1 MayThursdayLabor Day
(Araw ng mga Manggagawa)
12 JuneThursdayIndependence Day
(Araw ng Kalayaan)
28 JulyMondayEid’l Fitr *
(Pagwawakas ng Ramadan)
21 AugustThursdayNinoy Aquino Day
(Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino)
25 AugustMondayNational Heroes Day
(Araw ng mga Bayani)
5 OctoberSundayEidul Adha *
(Pista ng Pagsasakripisyo)
1 NovemberSaturdayAll Saints Day
(Undás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga Santo)
30 NovemberSundayBonifacio Day
(Araw ng Kapanganakan ni Bonifacio)
24 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Eve
(Bisperas ng Pasko; Huling Araw ng Pasko)
25 DecemberThursdayChristmas Day
(Araw ng Pasko)
26 DecemberFridayAdditional Special Non-Working Day
30 DecemberTuesdayRizal Day
(Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal)
31 DecemberWednesdayLast Day of the Year
(Bisperas ng Bagong Taon; Huling Araw ng Bagong Taon)

*To be confirmed. Subject to change.