List of 2016 Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends

Good News Out of Town Travelers! You can now start planning your 2016 vacation!

With the President’s signing of Proclamation no. 1105, s. 2015 last August 20, 2015, the Malacanañg Palace has released the official list of 2016 Philippine holidays, and long weekends. Read the 2016 Philippine Holiday Calendar below:

Philippine Holidays 2016
Calendar of Philippine Holidays 2016

Here are some days to look forward to next year, according to the proclamation “declaring the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2016”:

List of 2016 Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends

SECTION 1. The following regular 2016 Philippine holidays and special holidays shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day1January (Friday)
Maundy Thursday24March
Good Friday25March
Araw ng Kagitingan9April (Saturday)
Labor Day1May (Sunday)
Independence Day12June (Sunday)
National Heroes Day29August (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day30November (Wednesday)
Christmas Day25December (Sunday)
Rizal Day30December (Friday)
B. Special (Non-working) Days
Chinese New Year8February (Monday)
EDSA People Power Revolution25February
Black Saturday26March
Ninoy Aquino Day21August (Sunday)
All Saints Day1November (Tuesday)
Additional special (non-working) days2January (Saturday)
31October (Monday)
24December (Saturday)
31December (Saturday)
2016 Philippine Holidays Contents of table from http://www.gov.ph/2015/08/20/proclamation-no-1105-s-2015/

Section 2 of the proclamation states that “The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient,” so we can at least expect more holidays next year as well.

List of 2016 Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends
List of 2016 Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends

Long Weekends for 2016

There will be at least six long weekends to look out for next year, and these are: (1) January 1 – 3; (2) February 6 – 8; (3) March 24 – 27; (4) August 27 – 29; (5) October 29 – November 1; and (6) December 30, 2016 – January 2, 2017.

Most of these days have been declared 2016 Philippine holidays as the Palace aims to “strengthen family ties by providing longer New Year, All Saints’ Day, and Christmas weekends and will promote domestic tourism as well;”, so might as well take note of these dates and plan your vacations ahead of time!

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