philippine holidays 2021

Philippine Holidays for 2021 as Declared by Malacanang

President Duterte declared the 2021 Philippine holidays in the Philippines by virtue of Proclamation no 986, series of 2020. 

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Enjoy the 2021 national holidays in the Philippines

PaskongPinoy now shares the information for the regular and special (non-working) holidays nationwide for this year. 

This post will be updated with info for the holiday date for the holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha for 2021 once the dates are declared by Macalanang. 

Why is knowing the holiday in the Philippines important?

The info on national holidays are important especially among employees for they will get holiday pay if they meet the DOLE guidelines for holiday premium. 

This list is also important among those who wants to book promo fare tickets for long weekends and holidays ahead of time. As you know airline and shipping companies usually announces ticket sale during most holidays. 

The holidays are also important for those who plans to transact with government offices. During holidays, most government offices are close.

And more importantly, these dates are very special to the Filipinos from celebration of heroes to Holy Week to Christmas day. 

Regular Holidays Philippines 2021

New Year’s Day January 1 (Friday)

Araw ng Kagitingan April 9 (Friday)

Maundy Thursday April 1 (Thursday)

Good Friday April 2 (Friday)

Labor Day May 1 (Saturday)

Independence Day June 12 (Saturday)

National Heroes Day August 30 (Monday)

Bonifacio Day August 30 (Monday)

Christmas Day December 25 (Sat)

Rizal Day December 30 (Thursday)

Special (Non-working) Holidays Philippines 2021

Chinese New Year February 12 (Friday)

EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary February 25 (Thursday)

Black Saturday April 3 (Saturday)

Ninoy Aquino Day August 21 (Saturday)

All Saints’ Day November 1 (Monday)

All Souls’ Day November 2 (Tuesday)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary December 8 (Wednesday)

Additional special (non-working) day December 24 (Friday)

Last Day of the Year December 31 (Friday)

There are lots of long weekends for 2021, make sure to maximize it anyway you want. 

Christmas eve and Christmas day are holidays in the Philippines. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day too!

Visit our other article if you need to know how to compute the holiday pay and the DOLE rules on holiday premium. 

To be announced at a future date are the holidays for Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha. Most likely the Eid’l Fitr will be declared for a day in May 2021 and Eid al Adha for a day this coming July 2021. But again, we all have to wait for President Duterte to make a proclamation for these Muslim holidays. Stay tuned for our update. 

Aside from the list of nationwide holidays for 2021 above, there are also city-wide, municipality-wide, and province-wide special (non-working) holidays which is also governed by the DOLE holiday pay rules. 

Enjoy the national holidays and long weekends of this year!

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