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Philippines School Holidays 2020 and 2021

This page contains a calendar of all 2020 and 2021 school holidays in the Philippines. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Department of Education (DepEd). However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

The annual school calendar – which contains the dates of government school terms and school holidays in the Philippines – is determined by the Department of Education.

School Calendar 2019-2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School3 Jun 2019
(Mon)
Semestral Break21 Oct 2019
(Mon)
25 Oct 2019
(Fri)
Christmas Break15 Dec 2019
(Sun)
3 Jan 2020
(Fri)
Last Day of School3 Apr 2020
(Fri)

School Calendar 2020-2021

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School24 Aug 2020
(Mon)
Christmas Break19 Dec 2020
(Sat)
1 Jan 2021
(Fri)
Last Day of School30 Apr 2021
(Fri)

Please visit deped.gov.ph for the original release of the 2019-2020 approved calendar and 2020-2021 approved calendar.

The government school calendar year in the Philippines begins in June every year. However, private schools have the exception to deviate from the calendar as regulated by Republic Act No. 7797 entitled An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred Days to Not More than Two Hundred Twenty Class Days.

Apart from the school holidays, all schools in the Philippines observe national and local holidays.