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:

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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 Day 1 January (Friday)
Maundy Thursday 24 March
Good Friday 25 March
Araw ng Kagitingan 9 April (Saturday)
Labor Day 1 May (Sunday)
Independence Day 12 June (Sunday)
National Heroes Day 29 August (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day 30 November (Wednesday)
Christmas Day 25 December (Sunday)
Rizal Day 30 December (Friday)
B. Special (Non-working) Days
Chinese New Year 8 February (Monday)
EDSA People Power Revolution 25 February
Black Saturday 26 March
Ninoy Aquino Day 21 August (Sunday)
All Saints Day 1 November (Tuesday)
Additional special (non-working) days 2 January (Saturday)
31 October (Monday)
24 December (Saturday)
31 December (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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