The Philippines has declared regular holidays and non-working days for 2021 through a proclamation signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the ‘regular holiday’ and the ‘special non-working day’. There is a difference in the pay that employers are required to pay between the two type of holidays.
- New Year’s Day: Friday January 1st 2019
- Maundy Thursday: Thursday April 1st
- Araw ng Kagitingan: Friday April 9th
- Good Friday: Friday April 2nd
- Labor Day: Saturday May 1st
- Independence Day: Saturday June 12th
- National Heroes Day: Monday August 30th
- Bonifacio Day: Tuesday November 30th
- Christmas Day: Saturday December 25th
- Rizal Day: Thursday December 30th
Special Non-Working Holidays
- Chinese New Year: Friday February 12th
- EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary: Thursday February 25th
- Black Saturday: Saturday April 3rd
- Ninoy Aquino Day: Saturday August 21st
- All Saints’ Day: Monday November 1st
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Wednesday December 8th
- Last Day of the Year: Friday December 31st
Additional Special Non-Working Days
The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr (End of Ramadan), and Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), will be issued after the approximate days of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.