The much-anticipated list of official holidays was released by Malacañang.
Filipinos can now plan their vacations months earlier, especially with eight long weekends expected next year.
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Thursday|
|Maundy Thursday||April 2||Thursday|
|Good Friday||April 3||Friday|
|Araw ng Kagitingan||April 9||Thursday|
|Labor Day||May 1||Friday|
|Independence Day||June 12||Friday|
|National Heroes Day||August 31||Monday|
|Bonifacio Day||November 30||Monday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Friday|
|Rizal Day||December 30||Wednesday|
|SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS|
|Chinese New Year||February 19||Thursday|
|Black Saturday||April 4||Saturday|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||August 21||Friday|
|All Saints’ Day||November 1||Sunday|
|Additional special non-working day||January 2||Friday|
|Additional special non-working day||December 24||Thursday|
|Last Day of the Year||December 31||Thursday|
|SPECIAL HOLIDAY (for all schools)|
|EDSA Revolution Anniversary||February 25||Wednesday|
Regular holidays mean an employee will be paid in full even if the person does not report for work and will be paid double if he or she does.
For special holidays, the employee will not be paid if he or she doesn’t work but will be entitled to 130 percent of the usual pay if the person does.