Walang Pasok: Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days for 2023 in the Philippines

Plan Your Travels Now: See List of 2023 PH Holidays #WalangPasok

Regular, special non-working holidays for 2023 photo by Cauayan Island Resort via Unsplash

Sched Your VLs Now! See All Philippine Holidays this 2023 (including 7 Long Weekends)

It’s time to plot out your scheduled leaves for next year as Malacañang released the Philippine holidays for the year 2023!

Regular, special non-working days for 2023 photo by Mia de Jesus via Unsplash
Regular, special non-working days for 2023 photo by Mia de Jesus via Unsplash

See below for the categorized list of 2023 Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working, and Long Weekend Holidays in PH:

Regular Holidays in PH for 2023

  • January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
  • April 9 (Sunday) – Day of Valor/Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day
  • June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day
  • August 28 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
  • November 30 (Thursday) – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day
  • December 30 (Saturday) -Rizal Day

Special Non-Working Holidays in the Philippines for 2023

  • February 25 (Saturday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • April 8 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
  • August 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day
  • November 2 (Thursday) – All Souls’ Day (additional special non-working holiday)
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31 (Sunday) – The last day of the year

7 Long Weekends to Watch Out For #WalangPasok

For the workforce, releasing the holiday list is the best time to plan out vacation because the earlier, the better! It’s your go signal to confidently book flights in and out of town! See long weekends below:

  • April 6 to 9 (Thursday to Sunday) Holy Week Long Weekend

Planning to travel to the province to spend time with families and relatives? Holy Week is the longest holiday that we have in the Philippines. Make sure to plan ahead to avoid long queues and waiting times in bus terminals this April.

  • April 29 to May 1 (Saturday to Monday) Labor Day Weekend

What’s the best way to celebrate Labor Day than going on that much-awaited beach trip with your workmates? Visit the best beaches in the Philippines, such as Boracay and Palawan, or go to underrated ones like Zamboanga for your summer escape with colleagues!

  • June 10 to 12 (Saturday to Monday) Independence Day Weekend

Be free from the stresses of work and enjoy a vacation this Independence Day weekend! Patiently wait for another seat sale and score the best deals and discounts for international trips!

  • August 26 to 28 (Saturday to Monday) National Heroes Day Weekend

Why not go on a historical trip on National Heroes Day next year? Visit Intramuros, Corregidor, and other historical sites in the Philippines that you can go to for a budget-friendly solo trip.

  • December 8 to 10 (Friday to Sunday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Visit your favorite shopping Mall in Divisoria, Baclaran, or any of your favorite Malls in Metro Manila for your Christmas Gift Shopping.

  • December 23 to 25 (Saturday to Monday) Christmas Weekend

Don the fashion outfits you received as Christmas gifts this year, and go on an out-of-town trip with your family for Christmas! Go somewhere cold and feel the holiday season this Christmas!

What’s your plan for the holidays next year? Are you planning to go on a domestic or international trip? Looking to travel solo, with your friends, or with your family? Make sure to spend your holidays worthwhile! Let us know your travel goals next year in the comment section below!

Source: ABS-CBN News

Regular, special non-working holidays for 2023 photo by Cauayan Island Resort via Unsplash
Regular, special non-working holidays for 2023 photo by Cauayan Island Resort via Unsplash

Other Holidays

Muslim holidays such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are declared depending on the Islamic calendar or lunar calendar. These are usually to be announced later on.

Projected dates of Philippine Islamic holidays in 2023

Malacanang will release separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha once the approximate dates of these Islamic holidays are determined.

The holiday proclamation also stated, “The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.”

Holiday Pay in PH: What’s the difference between a Regular Holiday and a Special Non-Working Day?

The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the “regular holiday” and the “special non-working day.”

There is a difference in the compensation that employers must pay between the two types of holidays. There is also a difference in what is closed and in how the days are declared.

A graphic from the Office of the President of the Philippines showing the difference in pay between the two types of holidays.
A graphic from the Office of the President of the Philippines shows the difference in pay between the two types of holidays.

 

TypePay if…
Did not work (including rest days)Did work
Regular holiday100% of the daily wage200% of the daily wage
Special non-working holidaynot paid130% of the daily wage
Special working holidaynot paid100% of the daily wage

On top of these pay rules, an employee shall be given an additional 30% if the holiday falls on his or her rest day and an additional 30% if they work overtime.

There you have it: A complete list of Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working Holidays, Special Working Holidays, and Long Weekend Holidays for the Year 2023.

Take advantage of Walang Pasok Holidays and plan your vacation early to save more money on flights and hotels to enjoy more travel perks.

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