Philippines’ Public Holidays for 2023

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The Philippines’ public holidays are announced the year before by the government in power. Public holidays in 2023 are divided into three categories: regular public holidays, special non-working days, and additional special non-working days.

As a predominantly catholic country, the Philippines’ biggest holidays are typically around Easter and Christmas.

Notably, with a large Muslim population in the south, a number of key Islamic holidays are also observed. These are determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and presented as recommendations to the president who will codify these holidays with a proclamation.

Philippine’s public holidays for 2023

Philippine’s public holiday schedule for 2023

Public Holiday

Day 

Date

The regular holidays are:

New Year’s Day

Sunday

January 1

Maundy Thursday

Thursday

April 6

Good Friday

Friday

April 7

Araw ng Kagitingan

Monday

April 10

Labour Day

Monday

May 1

Independence Day

Monday

June 12

National Heroes Day

Monday

August 28

Bonifacio Day

Monday

November 27

Christmas Day

Monday

December 25

Rizal Day

Saturday

December 30

Special (non-working) days:

EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary

Saturday

February 25

Black Saturday

Saturday

April 8

Ninoy Aquino Day

Monday

August 21

All Saints’ Day

Wednesday

November 1

Additional special (non-working) days:

 

Monday

January 2

 

Thursday

November 2


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