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Official List of Philippine holidays for 2022 – Walang Pasok

Philippine Holidays And Long Weekends 2022

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

LIST: UPDATED 2022 Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working, and Long Weekend Holidays in PH

Team Out of Town Blog Hub ( –  Are you now excited for your 2022 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 2022 will help you plan your trip.

Malacañang recently released a copy of Proclamation No. 1236, which enumerates regular holidays, special non-working, and working Holidays for 2022.

2022 regular, special non-working holidays in the Philippines
2022 regular, special non-working holidays in the Philippines

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

Complete List of Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends for 2022


  • January 1, 2022, Saturday – New Year’s Day
  • April 9, 2022, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 14, 2022, Thursday – Maundy Thursday
  • April 15, 2022, Friday – Good Friday
  • May 1, 2022, Saturday – Labor Day
  • June 12, 2022, Sunday – Independence Day
  • August 29, 2022, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
  • November 30, 2022, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2022, Sunday – Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2022, Friday – Rizal Day


  • February 1, 2022, Tuesday – Chinese New Year
  • February 25, 2022, Friday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • April 16, 2022 – Black Saturday
  • August 21, 2022, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1, 2022, Tuesday – All Saints’ Day
  • December 8, 2022, Thursday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 26, 2022, Monday – Proclamation No. 115
  • May 9, 2022, Monday, National and Local Elections


What is a Special Working Holiday? 

Employees who reported for work on a special working holiday are entitled only to his basic rate. No premium pay is required since work performed on said days is considered work on ordinary working days.

Under Proclamation No. 1236, signed on Friday, changes were made from last year’s set of special holidays. Here are the new calendar of special working holidays in the Philippines for 2022:

  • November 2, 2022, Wednesday – All Souls’ Day
  • December 24, 2022, Saturday – Christmas Eve
  • December 31, 2022, Saturday – last day of the year

List of 8 long weekends in 2022

  • December 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Rizal Day and New Year’s Day)
  • January 29, 2022 – February 1, 2022 (Chinese New Year)
  • February 25, 2022 – February 27, 2022 (EDSA People Power Anniversary)
  • April 14, 2022 – April 17, 2022 (Holy Week)
  • August 27, 2022 – August 29, 2022 (National Heroes’ Day)
  • October 29, 2022 – November 1, 2022 (All Saints Day)
  • December 8, 2022 – December 11, 2022 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)
  • December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2023 (Rizal Day and New Year’s Day)

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 2022

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 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.”

Philippines Holiday 2022 List photo by Dale de Vera via Unsplash
Philippines Holiday 2022 List photo by Dale de Vera via Unsplash

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 2022.

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

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