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List of Public Holidays in the Philippines 2021

In case you are wondering what the dates of the public holidays are in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs has posted an announcements and infographic showcasing the the official list of regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2021.

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Some holidays fall near a Saturday or Sunday which gives you the opportunity to have a long weekend vacation. Here’s a list of the long weekend holidays in the Philippines. As a tip, it is important to know the dates so you can make plans accordingly.

From the list below, there are 2 special non-working days added to make room for the All Saint’s Day and Christmas Day. Doing so will help “strengthen family ties” and “promote domestic tourism as well”.

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When is the next holiday in Cebu? Check this list out and plan your leaves accordingly.

2021 Philippine Public Holidays List

Take out your notes so you can plan ahead of time in your calendar. Here’s a list of office holidays in the Philippines:

REGULAR HOLIDAYS

  • January 1, 2021 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
  • April 1, 2021, (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
  • April 2, 2021 (Friday) – Good Friday
  • April 9, 2021 (Friday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1, 2021 (Saturday) – Labor Day
  • June 12, 2021 (Saturday) – Independence Day
  • August 30, 2021 (Monday) – National Heroes’ Day
  • November 30, 2021 (Tuesday) – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2021 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2021 (Thursday) – Rizal Day

SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS

  • February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
  • February 25 (Tuesday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • April 3 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
  • August 21 (Friday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1 (Sunday) – All Saint’s Day
  • December 8 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31 (Thursday) – Last Day of the Year

Additional special (non-working) days:

  • November 2 (Monday) – All Soul’s Day
  • December 24 (Thursday) – Christmas Eve

CEBU Holiday dates

  • August 6, 2021 (Friday) – Cebu Provincial Charter Day
  • September 9, 2021 (Thursday) – Osmeña Day

Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha Muslim Holidays

The proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha, two major feasts of Islam, will be issued after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra).

  • Likely May 12-13, 2021* – Eid al-Fitr
  • Likely July 19-20, 2021* – Eid al-Adha

We hope you are guided accordingly on the official holiday dates in Philippines. Please do schedule your vacation leaves from work to take maximize your time off from your duties. It’s always better to plan ahead of time and be prepared.

Check out these images below as shared by Presidential Communications in Malacañang regarding the proclamation declaring the list of regular holidays and special non-working holidays in the Philippines holidays for the year 2021:

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So these are the PH holiday dates that have been announced for this year. Good to know about these dates so you can prepare whatever time off you have or if there are long weekend dates, you can also plan ahead.

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