The Coronavirus pandemic may have disoriented us in 2020, but the observance of holidays this year offers people a sense of normalcy. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 986 declaring the Philippine regular holidays and special non-working days to be observed in 2021 last July 31, 2020, Friday.
Philippine Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days for 2021
There will be ten (10) regular holidays, and seven (7) special non-working days declared to be observed in 2021, with two additional special non-working holidays listed below. Please take note that a special non-working day for Charter Days is only applicable to their respective regions, provinces, cities, and municipalities.
The regular holidays are:
- January 1, 2021, Friday – New Year’s Day
- April 1, 2021, Maundy Thursday
- April 2, 2021, Good Friday
- April 9, 2021, Friday – Araw ng Kagitingan
- May 1, 2021, Saturday – Labor Day
- June 12, 2021, Saturday – Independence Day
- August 30, 2021, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
- November 30, 2021, Tuesday – Bonifacio Day
- December 25, 2021, Saturday – Christmas Day
- December 30, 2021, Thursday – Rizal Day
Special non-working days:
- February 12, 2021, Friday – Chinese New Year
- February 25, 2021, Thursday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- April 3, 2021 – Black Saturday
- August 21, 2021, Saturday – Ninoy Aquino Day
- November 1, 2021, Monday – All Saints’ Day
- December 8, 2021, Wednesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
- December 31, 2021, Friday – Last day of the year
Additional special non-working holidays:
- November 2, 2021, Tuesday – All Souls’ Day
- December 24, 2021, Friday – Christmas Eve
The Malacañan Palace will soon issue proclamations to declare national holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).
Proclamation No. 986, series of 2020
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Note: You may ask your provincial or local government offices, or designated information agencies for additional special non-working days that apply only to your respective regions, provinces, cities, and municipalities.
To get a PDF copy of the Proclamation No. 986, s. 2020, visit the link from the Philippine Official Gazette.