EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary - February 25, Monday
Black Saturday - April 20
National Elections - May 13, Monday
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21, Wednesday
All Saints Day - November 1, Friday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8, Sunday
Last Day of the Year - December 31, Tuesday
Additional Special Holidays All Souls Day – November 2, Saturday Christmas Eve – December 24, Tuesday
Not yet included in the list are the moveable holidays Eidul Fitr in June (around June 4 to 6) and Eidul Adha in August (around August 11 and 12). The dates of these two Islamic holidays vary so it will be announced once they have been determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).
So far, there are only six long weekends to look forward to: New Year, EDSA Anniversary, Holy Week, National Heroes Day, All Saints' Day, and Rizal Day. Only the New Year (if you count the holidays before January 1), the Holy Week, and Rizal Day and New Year weekends are more than three days.
The way we see you can add days to your family vacations by file a leave of absence on December 23 (you never know the government might declare it as a holiday, too!). You can also submit a leave of absence on the Mondays that fall before the Chinese New Year and Araw ng Kagitingan to add to your 2019 long weekends.
The long weekends are few and short. Some regular holidays fall on a Wednesday, such as Labor Day, Independence Day, and Ninoy Aquino's Day. Bonifacio Day falls on a Saturday, while The Feast of the Immaculate Conception falls on a Sunday.