There are five months left in 2020, but you can now plan your leaves for next year, as President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the list of holidays for 2021.
Here’s hoping travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are gone or at least more permitting by that time.
Proclamation No. 986 details the full schedule of holidays for next year.
2021 Regular Holidays
There are 10 days of regular holidays with at least one falling on a Friday for a long weekend (see April 9).
New Year’s Day – January 1 (Friday) Maundy Thursday – April 1 Good Friday – April 2 Araw ng Kagtingan – April 9 (Friday) Labor Day – May 1 (Saturday)
Independence Day – June 12 (Saturday) National Heroes Day – August 30 (Last Monday of August) Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Tuesday) Christmas Day – December 25 (Saturday) Rizal Day – December 30 (Thursday)
Out of the seven days of special non-working days, there are two long weekends: Chinese New Year (falls on a Friday) and All Saints Day (falls on a Monday and the following Tuesday is also a holiday).
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) Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8 (Wednesday) Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Friday)
2021 Additional Special Non-Working Days
All Souls’ Day – November 2 (Tuesday) December 24 (Friday)
Proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’ l Fitr and Eid’ l Adha will be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will inform the Office of the President once the date nears.