List of Philippine Holidays for 2012

I’m sure you are here in this page in search for the next Philippine Holiday schedule for your vacation planning and long weekend trips. In this list, I only posted the dates according to its original schedule, remember that the Philippine Government may change the date of the holiday celebration except for Christmas and other religious celebrations.

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Some Philippine Legal Holidays are observed on Monday instead of the holiday date itself to provide long weekend to the working public.

Here is list of Philippines 2012 holidays :

New Year’s Day / Araw ng Bagong Taon
Regular Holiday on January 1
First day of the New Year
Sunday, 1 January 2012

Rizal Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30 – Replaced from 30 December 2011
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero José Rizal
Monday, 2 January 2012

Chinese New Year / Araw ng Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino
Regular day / Tentative
Chinese New Year 2011 based on Lunar Calendar
Monday, 23 January 2012

People Power Day / Araw ng People Power (Lakas ng Bayan)
School holiday
Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution
Monday, 27 February 2012

Maundy Thursday / Huwebes Santo
Regular Holiday Thursday before Easter
Commemorates the Last Supper; part of Holy Week 2012 /Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Thursday, 5 April 2012

Good Friday / Biyernes Santo
Regular Holiday Friday before Easter
Commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ, Good Friday is part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Friday, 6 April 2012

Holy Saturday /
Regular day Saturday
Day before Easter Sunday
Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Sunday / Linggo ng Pagkabuhay
Regular day Sunday
Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus; part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Easter 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012

Bataan and Corregidor Day (“Day of Valour”) / Araw ng Kagitingan
Regular Holiday April 9
Commemorates the Bataan Death March
Monday, 9 April 2012

Labour Day / Araw ng Manggagawa
Regular Holiday May 1
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Philippine Independence Day / Araw ng Kasarinlan
Regular Holiday 12 June – Replaced to Monday
Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence
Monday, 11 June 2012

Ninoy Aquino Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino
Nationwide Special Holiday August 21

Feast of Ramadan 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012

National Heroes’ Day / Araw ng mga Bayani
Regular Holiday Last Monday of August
Commemorates the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” by the Katipunan
Monday, 27 August 2012

All Saints Day / Undas/Todos los Santos
Nationwide Special Holiday November 1
Remembrance of all the saints and dead
Thursday, 1 November 2012

All Souls Day / Araw ng mga Patay
Special Non-working Holiday November
Remembrance of the dead
Friday, 2 November 2012

Bonifacio Day / Kaarawan ni Bonifacio
Regular Holiday November 30
Birth date of Andres Bonifacio
Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Eve
Regular Holiday December 24
Day before Christmas
Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Day / Araw ng Pasko
Regular Holiday December 25
Celebration of Christmas
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Rizal Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30 – Replaced to Monday
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero José Rizal
Monday, 31 December 2012

Last Day of the Year / Bisperas ng Bagong Taon
Special Nationwide Holiday December 31
Celebration of New Year’s Eve; created as “filler” holiday between Rizal Day and New Year’s Day
Monday, 31 December 2012

Malacañang will release the official list of the dates of holidays in the Philippines for the year 2012. I will keep you posted:)

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