Official Philippines Holidays 2020

These are the list for our Official Philippines Holidays 2020. Know the Regular and Special Non-Working Holidays this year sa Pilipinas. Mark your calendars and plan your vacation. But, make sure to check the weather forecast so you do not spoil the activities lined up.

Philippines Holidays 2020

Regular Philippines Holidays 2020

New Year’s Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan April 9 (Thursday)
Maundy Thursday April 9 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Labor Day May 1  (Friday)
Independence Day June 12 (Friday)
National Heroes Day August 31 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day November 30 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Rizal Day December 30 (Wednesday)

SPECIAL NON-WORKING Philippines Holidays 2020

Chinese New Year January 25 (Saturday)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary February 25 (Tuesday)
Black Saturday April 11 (Saturday)
Ninoy Aquino Day August 21 (Friday)
All Saints’ Day November 1 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day
All Souls’ Day
November 2 (Monday)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary December 8 (Tuesday)
Additional special (non-working) day
Christmas Eve
December 24 (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year
New Year’s Eve
December 31 (Thursday)

Experience of Foreigners on Holidays in the Philippines

Here is a video testimonial of how it feels like to spend time during the Holidays in the Philippines. The hospitality, warm welcome, and fun of like being with a family member.

History of Filipino National Holiday

On July 25, 1987, President Corazon Aquino the first Filipino lady president, declare the Administrative Code of the Philippines. It contains nationwide 10 regular holidays and 2 nationwide special working holidays. Fourteen years after, in 2001. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, second Filipino lady president, decided to include holiday manipulation. This conduct also is known as Holiday Economics. This manipulation is a part of the latest government’s list of principal economic policies. The government’s decision moving the celebration dates for holidays occurring on midweek days or weekend days. This is formally written and publish by Republic Act. No. 9492. Consequently, approved on July 25, 2007,

This Year Philippines Holidays
First Celebration of Philippines Indepencence Holiday

Difference between Regular and Special holiday in the Philippines

Other holidays and suspension

Some provinces and municipalities in the Philippines have their own local holidays. So, these Philippines holidays are usually feast celebrations. Commonly known as fiesta, which is an influence during Spanish colonization. While some celebrations would be the city declaration of a town. Additionally, some would include a tribute holiday for their local heroes during the early times.

President Cory Left And Gloria Right
President Cory (on the Left) and President Gloria (on the Right)

Some suspension of work and school classes are not due to holidays. The other reason would be the calamity declaration by the president. Wherein, most Filipinos treat and call it like a holiday especially for students. I have a personal experience where our entire class would rejoice during these suspensions. Moreover, we would use the term holiday off with our conversations.

Final Thoughts about Philippines Holidays 2020

Plan ahead and enjoy your vacation! Make your spare time worthwhile. As the saying goes, YOLO – “you only live once”. So, live your life to the fullest.

Off Day Vacation
Off Day Vacation

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