Holidays are what keep employees from going insane. President Rodrigo Duterte, on Friday, November 15th 2019, signed Proclamation 845 which declares the complete list of special non-working and regular holidays for 2020.
In this article, we will be disclosing the list of 2020 Philippine holidays so that you can plan your vacations accordingly.
Bill to limit Philippine holidays
We’re all aware that a bill was submitted to limit the overall holidays for the productivity of the Philippine economy. House Bill 5032 or also known as the Act of Rationalizing Holidays and Special Days targets to limit the Philippine Holidays for better productivity.
The bill states that the number of both special non-working and regular holidays are to be limited to just eighteen (18) from twenty-one (21) to twenty-five (25) per year.
List of 2020 Philippine holidays
But don’t worry! President Rodrigo Duterte signed the proclamation and officially listed the following regular and special non-working holidays for next year. Here are the 2020 Philippine holidays (regular and special non-working):
Here’s the list of the official 2020 Philippine holidays (regular):
- January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day (Wednesday)
- April 9, 2020 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Thursday)
- April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday (Thursday)
- April 10, 2020 – Good Friday (Friday)
- May 1, 2020 – Labor Day (Friday)
- June 12, 2020 – Independence Day (Friday)
- August 31, 2020 – National Heroes’ Day (Last Monday of August)
- November 30, 2020 – Bonifacio Day (Monday)
- December 25, 2020 – Christmas Day (Friday)
- December 30, 2020 – Rizal Day (Wednesday)
Special non-working holidays
Now that we know the regular holidays for next year, here’s the list of the 2020 Philippine special non-working holidays:
- January 25, 2020 – Chinese New Year (Saturday)
- February 25, 2020 – EDSA Revolution Anniversary (Tuesday)
- April 11, 2020 – Black Saturday (Saturday)
- August 21, 2020 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Friday)
- November 1, 2020 – All Saints’ Day (Sunday)
- December 8, 2020 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Tuesday)
- December 31, 2020 – Last Day of the Year (Thursday)
Additional special non-working holidays:
- November 2, 2020 – All Souls’ Day (Monday)
- December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve (Thursday)
What about religion-based holidays?
As per the proclamation, the Malacañan will be declaring national holidays for the Eid’l Fitr and the Eid’l Adfa after the estimated dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.
Now that you know the official list of the 2020 Philippine holidays, you can properly plan your 2020 vacations now!
Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer