HOLIDAY 2023 – Here are the official regular holidays in the Philippines next year as well as the special non-working days.
Next year, there are several regular holidays and special non-working days that will fall on a Monday paving the way for long weekends. These can be the perfect timings for families and friends to go on vacations somewhere.
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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