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Philippines School Holidays 2018 and 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 and 2019 school holidays and term dates for 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 Year 2017-2018

School Calendar Starts Finishes
First Day of School 5 Jun 2017
(Mon)
Semestral Break 23 Oct 2017
(Mon)
1 Nov 2017
(Wed)
Christmas Break 22 Dec 2017
(Fri)
2 Jan 2018
(Tue)
Last Day of School 6 Apr 2018
(Fri)

School Year 2018-2019

School Calendar Starts Finishes
First Day of School 4 Jun 2018
(Mon)
Semestral Break 22 Oct 2018
(Mon)
26 Oct 2018
(Fri)
Christmas Break 22 Dec 2018
(Sat)
1 Jan 2019
(Tue)
Last Day of School 5 Apr 2019
(Fri)

Visit deped.gov.ph for the original DepEd orders for school year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

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.