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Schedule and List of Public holidays and observances in Philippines in 2021

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Philippines.

Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status.

The 2021 holidays Philippines calendar is finally here with a whopping total of 19 holidays: 10 regular holidays, seven special non-working days, and two additional special non-working days.

Calendar of Regular Holidays

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

Calendar of Special Non-Working Days

  • February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
  • February 25 (Thursday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • April 3 – Black Saturday
  • August 21 (Saturday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1 (Monday) – All Saints’ Day
  • December 8 (Wednesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31 (Friday) – Last day of the year

Additional Special Non-Working Days

  • November 2 (Tuesday) – All Souls’ Day
  • December 24 (Friday) – Christmas Eve

Public holidays and observances in Philippines in 2021

Date Name of Holiday Type and Description of Holiday
1 Jan Friday New Year's Day Regular Holiday, The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
23 Jan Saturday First Philippine Republic Day Special Working Public Holiday,
12 Feb Friday Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Special Non-working Holiday, Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
25 Feb Thursday People Power Anniversary Special Non-working Holiday,
11 Mar Thursday Lailatul Isra Wal Mi Raj Common local holiday
20 Mar Saturday March Equinox Season
1 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Regular Holiday, Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles
2 Apr Friday Good Friday Regular Holiday, Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday
4 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.
9 Apr Friday The Day of Valor Regular Holiday, It's a national observance in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II.
1 May Saturday Labor Day Regular Holiday, It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.
13 May Thursday Eidul-Fitar Regular Holiday, Important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).
12 Jun Saturday Independence Day Regular Holiday, National holiday in the Philippines, commemorating declaration of Philippine independence from Spain after Spanish–American War in 1898.
21 Jun Monday June Solstice Season
20 Jul Tuesday Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Regular Holiday, One of the most important Islamic holidays, it honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Begins on the tenth day of the Islamic month Dhu'l-Hijjah
21 Jul Wednesday Eid al-Adha Day 2 Common local holiday
10 Aug Tuesday Amun Jadid Muslim, Common local holiday
21 Aug Saturday Ninoy Aquino Day Special Non-working Holiday
30 Aug Monday National Heroes Day Regular Holiday, The day to honor the country's heroes and is held on the last Monday of every August
3 Sep Friday Yamashita Surrender Day Special Working Public Holiday
8 Sep Wednesday Feast of the Nativity of Mary Special Working Public Holiday
23 Sep Thursday September Equinox Season
19 Oct Tuesday Maulid un-Nabi Common local holiday
1 Nov Monday All Saints' Day Special Non-working Holiday
2 Nov Tuesday All Souls' Day Observance
30 Nov Tuesday Bonifacio Day Regular Holiday, Birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, a national hero
8 Dec Wednesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Special Non-working Holiday, Christian holiday, conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin
21 Dec Tuesday December Solstice Season
24 Dec Friday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus
25 Dec Saturday Christmas Day Regular Holiday, Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches
30 Dec Thursday Rizal Day Regular Holiday, Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.
31 Dec Friday New Year's Eve Special Non-working Holiday, The final day of the Gregorian year
Schedule and List of Public holidays and observances in Philippines in 2021

Although travel plans are on hold right now, we’re positive that we will be able to travel again soon. If not abroad, at least in the Philippines!

To make it easier for you, we’ve made a special 2021 Philippine holidays calendar. Share this cheat sheet with your family and friends in case tourism opens soon!

Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. If you find a mistake, please let us know.