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List Of 2021 Philippine Holidays: Here's To A Better And Stronger New Year
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  • (UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte declared on February 26, 2021 special working days for some holidays that he earlier pronounced as special non-working days.

    For the country to recover from the adverse economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special (working) days instead," the President said in his proclamation signed Friday.

    The following are declared as special working days this year:

    All Souls Day - November 2
    Christmas Eve - December 24
    New Year's Eve - December 31

    Read more here.

    Original story follows

    There used to be a lot of anticipation with the Philippine holidays’ announcement for the new year. It was the time to book travel dates or file vacation leaves. But 2020 saw an enemy that left the whole world reeling in shock, pain, and anxiety.

    We all wish we can “cancel 2020,” but the truth is our families will continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 on our livelihood, our children’s education, and our health in 2021.

    That is not to say holidays don’t matter. We need breaks — and whatever “break” means to you, then set an appointment with yourself and your family to have one even if it means being at home.

    2021 Philippine Holidays

    As we wake up on the days below, let us take a few quiet minutes to honor the people and events we commemorate on these dates. Here’s wishing all of us a better 2021.


    2021 Regular Holidays

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

    2021 Special Non-Working Days

    February 12 – Chinese New Year
    February 25 – Edsa People Power Anniversary
    April 3 – Black Saturday
    August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day
    November 1 – All Saints’ Day
    December 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

    2021 Special Working Days

    November 2 – All Souls’ Day
    December 24 – Christmas Eve
    New Year's Eve - December 31

    Malacañang will issue separate proclamations for the dates marking the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha.

    This story was updated on February 28, 2021 at 9:28 p.m. to reflect the special working days for 2021.

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