Official List of 2021 Holidays In The Philippines

Philippine Holidays And Long Weekends 2021

LIST of Philippine holidays for 2021 - Balabac photo by Cris Tagupa via Unsplash

LIST: 2021 Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working, and Long Weekend Holidays in PH

Manila, Philippines — After this tiring pandemic, everyone deserves a vacation. Are you now excited for your 2021 Holidays? If you are among those people who are already planning for a long weekend post-pandemic vacation, this list of the official Philippine Holidays 2021 will help you plan your trip.

List of Holidays In The Philippines 2021 photo by Carla Cervantes via Unsplash
List of Holidays In The Philippines 2021 photo by Carla Cervantes via Unsplash

Malacañang recently released a copy of Proclamation 986, which enumerates the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2021.

Philippine Holidays 2021 photo by @charlesdeluvio via Unsplash
Philippine Holidays 2021 photo by @charlesdeluvio via Unsplash

Under the proclamation, the following days are declared as Nationwide Holidays:

Complete List of Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends for 2021

REGULAR HOLIDAYS

  • January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
  • April 1 – Maundy Thursday
  • April 2 – Good Friday
  • April 9 (Friday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1 (Saturday) – Labor Day
  • June 12 (Saturday) – Independence Day
  • August 30 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day
  • November 30 (Tuesday) – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
  • December 30 (Thursday) – Rizal Day

SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS

  • February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
  • February 25 (Thursday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • April 3 – Black Saturday
  • August 21 (Saturday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1 (Monday) – All Saints’ Day
  • December 8 (Wednesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31 (Friday) – Last day of the year

ADDITIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS

  • November 2 (Tuesday) – All Souls’ Day
  • December 24 (Friday) – Christmas Eve

List of 11 long weekends in 2021

  • January 1-3, 2021 (New Year weekend)
  • February 12 to 14, 2021 (Chinese New Year weekend)
  • February 25 to 28, 2021 (EDSA Anniversary weekend)
  • April 1 to 4, 2021 (Holy Week)
  • April 9 to 11, 2021 (Araw ng Kagitingan weekend)
  • July 17 to 19, 2021 (Eid’l Adha weekend) **for update
  • August 28 to 30, 2021 (National Heroes’ Day weekend)
  • October 30, 2021, to November 2, 2021 (All Saints/Souls’ Day weekend)
  • November 27 to 30, 2021 (Bonifacio Day weekend)
  • December 24 to 26, 2021 (Christmas weekend)
  • December 30, 2021, to January 2, 2022 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)

The proclamation of two Islamic holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be issued after the dates of the Islamic Nationwide Holidays have been determined following the Islamic calendar (Hijra).

Projected dates of Philippine Islamic holidays in 2021:

  • Eidul Fitr 2020 – Thursday, May 13
  • Eidul Adha 2020 – Tuesday, July 20

The holiday proclamation also stated that “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.”

National Holidays in Philippines in 2021
National Holidays in the Philippines in 2021

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 showing the difference in pay between the two types of holidays.
Type Pay if…
Did not work (including rest days) Did work
Regular holiday 100% of the daily wage 200% of the daily wage
Special non-working day not paid 130% 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: Complete list of Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working Holidays, and Long Weekend Holidays for the Year 2021.

LIST of Philippine holidays for 2021 - Balabac photo by Cris Tagupa via Unsplash
LIST of Philippine holidays for 2021 – Balabac photo by Cris Tagupa via Unsplash

Plan your vacation early to save more money on flights and hotels, and enjoy more perks.

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  1. herbert vocalan says

    under the regular holidays it should be December 30 Rizal Day not December 39 as it was stated, please make a correction. Thank you very much

    1. Melo Villareal says

      Thank you for letting us know, done!

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