GREAT NEWS for holiday seekers and fellow travellers. Malacanang through the Official Gazette today released Proclamation No. 831, dated July 17, declaring the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday (For All Schools) in the Philippines for the year 2015. With the right planning, budgeting and timing (Read: Airline Seat Sales), you can enjoy some 18 days of fun-filled holidays across LOCAL and international destinations of your choice. Please note also that around or during these HOLIDAYS, local airlines usually offer their Piso or Lowest Fares, so better calendar them (set as alarm) on your phones.
- January 1, Thursday – New Year’s Day
- January 2, Friday – Special Non-Working Day (6-Day Long Weekend)
- February 19, Thursday – Chinese New Year
- February 25, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary (for ALL schools only)
- April 2, Thursday – Maundy Thursday
- April 3, Friday – Good Friday
- April 4, Saturday – Black Saturday (4-Day Long Weekend)
- April 9, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan
- May 1, Friday – Labor Day (3-Day Long Weekend)
- June 12, Friday – Independence Day (3-Day Long Weekend)
- July 17, Friday – Eid’l Fitr (Tentative 3-Day Long Weekend, to be determined by NCMF)
- August 21, Fri – Ninoy Aquino Day (3-Day Long Weekend)
- August 31, Monday – National Heroes Day (3-Day Long Weekend)
- September 24, Thursday – Eid’l Adha (To be determined by NCMF)
- November 1, Sunday – All Saints Day
- November 30, Monday – Bonifacio Day (3-Day Long Weekend)
- December 24, Thursday – Special Non-Working Day
- December 25, Friday – Christmas Day(4-Day Long Weekend)
- December 30, Wednesday – Rizal Day
- December 31, Thursday – Last Day of the Year (5-Day Long Weekend)
*Local celebrations such as Annual Fiesta and Charter Day are usually proclaimed Holidays, so check with your respective localities the day of the holiday so you can maximize additional longer weekends.
**Other religious observance such as the Iglesia Ni Cristo Anniversary every July 27 is usually declared Special Non-Working Holiday.
***NCMF – National Commission on Muslim Filipinos