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Malacanang has recently announced the list of Philippine holidays for the year 2012. Check them out here: List of 2012 Official Holidays in the Philippines

For the year 2011, here are the list of official holidays.

Official List of Philippine Holidays for 2011
(based on Proclamation No. 84 signed by Pres. Noynoy Aquino)

A. Regular Holidays – 2011

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday)
  • Maundy Thursday / Good Friday – April 21 / 22 (Thursday / Friday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 29 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Wednesday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Sunday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Friday)

B. Special (non-working) holidays – 2011

  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Sunday)
  • End of Ramadan – August 30 (Tuesday)
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31 (Saturday)
  • 150th Anniversary of birth of Jose Rizal – June 20 (Monday)

C. Others

  • 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary - February 25 (Friday) – No classes only for schools
  • Eid’l Adha (Islam Feast of Sacrifice) – November 7 (Monday)
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Updates:

  • May 2, 2011 is NOT a holiday, according to Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.
  • December 24, 2011 and December 26, 2011 have NOT been declared holidays yet
  • December 31, 2011 and January 2, 2012 are also NOT declared holidays by Malacanang

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Official List of Philippine Holidays for 2010

The holidays below, implemented during the time of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, incorporate the provisions of Republic Act 9492 or “An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays”. Under R.A. 9492, holidays, except those that are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation.

A. Regular Holidays – 2010

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Friday)
  • Maundy Thursday / Good Friday – April 1 / 2 (Thursday / Friday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Friday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Saturday)
  • Update (April 28): May 3, 2010 (Monday) has been declared a non-working holiday
  • Independence Day – June 14 (Monday), moved from June 12
  • National Heroes Day – August 30 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 29 (Monday), moved from November 30
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Saturday)
  • Rizal Day – December 27 (Monday), moved from December 30

B. Special (non-working) holidays – 2010

  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 23 (Monday), moved from August 21
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Monday)
  • Christmas Eve – December 24 (Friday)
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31 (Friday)

C. Others

  • February 22 (Monday), moved from February 25 – 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary – Special holiday for schools only
  • July 27 - Founding Anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo -  Special national working holiday
  • September 10Eid’l Fitr (End of Ramadan) - non-working holiday
  • October 25 – Barangay and SK elections - non-working holiday
  • November 2 (Tuesday) – All Souls’ Day – NOT a holiday
  • November 16 (Tuesday) - Eid’l Adha (Islam Feast of Sacrifice) – non-working holiday

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Official List of Philippine Holidays for 2009
(based on Proclamation 1699 signed by Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on December 24, 2008)

A. Regular Holidays – 2009

  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 6 (Monday), in lieu of April 9 (Thursday)
  • Maundy Thursday / Good Friday – April 9 / 10 (Thursday / Friday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Friday), will not be moved
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Friday), will not be moved
  • National Heroes Day – August 31 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Monday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Friday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Wednesday), will not be moved

B. Special (non-working) holidays – 2009

  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Friday), will not be moved
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Sunday)
  • All Souls’ Day – November 2 (Monday)
  • Christmas Eve – December 24 (Thursday)
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31 (Thursday)

C. Others

  • Founding Anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo – July 27, 2009 – Special national working holiday
  • EDSA People Power Anniversary – February 25, 2009 – NOT a holiday
  • February 25, 2009 – Working holiday (No classes for students but workers and employees have to report for work)
  • August 5, 2009 – Special non-working holiday (Burial of former Pres. Cory Aquino)
  • September 7, 2009 – Non-working holiday (National Day of Mourning – Burial of Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Erano “Ka Erdy” Manalo)
  • September 21, 2009 – Non-working holiday (Eid’l Fit’r – End of Ramadan)

Updates:

  • Malacanang announced on February 16, 2009 that the anniversary of People Power on February 25, 2009 (Wednesday), is NOT a holiday
  • According to Malacanang, February 23, 2009 (Monday), is a working holiday. Students will have NO CLASSES but workers and employees are still required to work.

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Official List of Philippine Holidays for 2008
(based on Proclamation No. 1463, “Declaring the Regular Holidays and Special (non-working) Days for the Year 2008″)

A. Regular Holidays – 2008

  • Maundy Thursday / Good Friday – March 20 / 21 (Thursday / Friday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 7 (Monday), in lieu of April 9
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Thursday), will not be moved
  • Independence Day – June 9 (Monday), in lieu of June 12
  • National Heroes Day – August 25 (Monday), last Monday of August
  • Bonifacio Day – December 1 (Monday), in lieu of November 30
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Thursday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Tuesday), will not be moved

B. Special (non-working) holidays – 2008

  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 18 (Monday), in lieu of August 21
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Saturday)
  • Additional Special Non-Working Holiday – December 26 (Friday)
  • Additional Special Non-Working Holiday – December 29 (Monday)
  • Last Day of the Year (Special Holiday) – December 31(Wednesday)

Updates:

  • The observance of Eid al Fit’r will be on October 1, 2008, Wednesday.
  • January 2, 2009 has been officially declared a special, non-working holiday.

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Happy holidays!

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