2023 HOLIDAYS PHILIPPINES – Here is a list of the regular holidays and special non-working days in the Philippines in the coming year.
The Philippine government usually releases the calendar of holidays for the upcoming year during the last quarter of the prior year. For 2023, there are a lot of regular holidays that will fall on a Monday paving the way for long weekends.
PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS 2023: Updated List of Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days
Updated List of Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days for 2023
PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS 2023 – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has issued a new proclamation updating the list of regular holidays and special non-working days for next year.
Marcos declared in Proclamation No. 90 that a long weekend was necessary in order to implement the economic principle of encouraging domestic travel and raising national tourism expenditures.
Here’s an updated list of regular holidays and special non-working days:
- Jan. 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
- April 10 (Monday nearest April 9) – Araw ng Kagitingan
- April 6 – Maundy Thursday
- April 7 – Good Friday
- May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day
- June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day
- Aug. 28 (Last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day
- Nov. 27 (Monday nearest Nov. 30) – Bonifacio Day
- Dec. 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day
- Dec. 30 – Rizal Day
SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS
- Feb. 25 – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- April 8 – Black Saturday
- Aug. 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
- Nov. 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day
- Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
- Dec. 31- Last day of the year
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY
- Nov. 2 (Thursday)
- Jan. 2 (Monday)
Meanwhile, in order to accommodate Filipinos visiting family for the New Year’s holiday and to allow them to spend time with them, the President designated January 2 as an additional special non-working day. According to Marcos, Nov. 30, the day that Bonifacio Day is observed every year, could still be designated as a working day. On the other hand, all the other provisions of Proclamation No. 42 series of 2022 will still be in effect.
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