Philippine 2010 Holidays

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The Philippine 2010 Holidays was recently announced by the government through Proclamation 1841 acknowledging the list of declared holidays.

Government officials said that the early release was intentionally made to enable businessmen manage the implication of holiday economics on production and businesses.

Identified Holidays are

Jan 01 – New Year’s Day
Feb 22 – People Power Revolution Anniv (Mon nearest Feb 25) **
Apr 01 – Maundy Thursday (Holy Week)
Apr 02 – Good Friday
Apr 03 – Special Non-Working Holiday for the Holy Week
Apr 09 – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 01 – Labor Day
May 03 – Regular Holiday
May 10 – National Elections Day
Jun 14 – Independence Day(Monday nearest June 12)
Jun 30 – Special Non-Working Holiday * (for Inauguration of New Philippine President Benigno Aguino III)
Jul  27 – Iglesia ni Cristo Founding anniversary  ***
Aug 23 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day *
Aug 30 – National Heroes Day (last Monday of August)
Oct  25 – Barangay Elections *
Nov 01 – All Saints Day (Monday) *
Nov 29 – Bonifacio Day (Monday nearest November 30)
Dec 24 – Special Non-Working Day *
Dec 25 – Christmas Day (Saturday)
Dec 27 – Rizal Day (Monday nearest December 30).
Dec 31 – Special Non-Working Day *

All are regular holidays; marked appropriately otherwise
* special non-working days
** a special holiday for all schools.
***special national “working holiday”

Holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha are yet to be declared

As of press time, allusions however were raised as to the plausibility of the current administration of Arroyo to actually declare a whole year’s worth of 2010 Philippine Holidays even if its term ends mid of next year. 🙂

243 thoughts on “Philippine 2010 Holidays

  1. Hi All,

    Yes, May 10, 2010 is Philippine Election Day and it would be a special non-working holiday. There’s no regular work to enable people to vote.


  2. @Mariz- Hi, thanks for asking. It was part of Proclamation 1841 so it’s official. (well, unless GMA changes her mind the last minute, which she has done before :))

  3. may pasok po ba sa January 25? kasi po declared na in some parts, kaya lang di naman nag dedeclare ung skul namin (private)? Nasa news din po…

  4. @jena – para naman sa lahat…maybe the economy just can’t easily allow every holiday to be non-working. 🙂 peace jena! :)…but don’t loose hope, malay mo biglang magpa-pogi si Arroyo at biglang i-declare na full non-working holiday ito. 🙂

  5. February 13, 2010 is Paranaque day, but the official in paranaque municipal not sure if Malacañang will declare it as special non-working holiday on February 12 or 15, we want sana mas maaga malaman para sa scheduling ng staff namin..

  6. I agree, maybe our economy can’t afford another holiday this year kc masyado n tayong maraming holiday. Just pray baka nga biglang mgpabango ang malacanang now at ideclare na holiday ang Feb.22 who knows db..????

  7. @Ajie – Thanks! So it’s clear now!

    “Malacañang has declared Feb. 15, Monday, a special non-working holiday in Parañaque ” – Feb 11,2010

  8. @Rovelyn – surely, there are no classes for students. For the school employees and administrators, it is up to the decision of your respective schools. 🙂

  9. hi! comment lang ako, bakit schools lang holiday sa Feb 22. students lang ba ang nag punta ng EDSA for people power revolution? to think the students who participated before were mostly the once working now a days…

  10. fyi lang po. July 27 is a national “working holiday” for the founding anniversary of INC.last year pa po ung declaration na yan.

  11. Bakit my iglesia ni kristo holiday??…dapat me roman catholic, dating daan,Saksi ni hova yun iba pang religion di ba?..lintik tlaga c glorya oo

  12. I confirmed that Malacañang declared April 3, 2010 as special non-working day to give us full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of Holy Week and to prpperly observe its traditions w/out prejudice to publict interest…

    There are some rumors that instead of APRIL 9, 2010 Araw ng Kagitingan…. it will be moved on APRIL 5, 2010? is it true, is there any proclamation regarding this date???

  13. There is a latest broadcast daw in certain radio that Arroyo move the april 9 holiday to april 5, im checking it now with DOLE if its true, but no confirmation yet.

  14. @Riza – thanks for the info. We’ll just wait then for any latest update or new announcement from the President’s office if they are indeed officially moving the April 9 holiday to April 5.

    Guys, better wait for the news on TV or radio as I would be offline during the holidays and may not be able to immediately answer your questions here. 🙂

    Enjoy the long weekend! Have a holy week. Check my Holy Week Visita Iglesia post from Cebu => 🙂

  15. guys, di po na-move to april 5 ang april holiday as per DOLE 3 unless till sunday biglang susulpot si arroyo and declare it (“,)…though ang april ginawa na din namang special holiday….thanksss…good morning Sago! miss u

  16. Dapat ang Sunday, April 4 ay holiday. I think mas importante sa mga Christians yung nabuhay ulit si Christ. Yun ang pinaka basis ng Christianity di ba, that Christ is still living today? Otherwise, walang sense na sumamba sa Diyos na patay. Thinking aloud lang.

  17. @Ruby.. those are just practices.. Christ was nailed on the cross only once, theres no sense on what you believe na patay this week si Christ.. my gosh.. mga old nkasanayang paniniwala.. pls read your Bible.. sorry.. kpag nkakarinig ako ng ganito i cant help but say something.. no offense.. read your Bible and you will know the truth.. cheers!

  18. pipol.. paulit ulit na tanong paulit ulit na tanong.. nasagot na tanong padin nasagot na tanong padin.. goodness! dont play dumb!

  19. ask ko lang kase may mga nag text sa akin na holiday na daw sa monday (april 5) totoo ba? or meron bang site na pwede ko malaman kung may declaration na. thanks a lot

  20. lol! nice one ricky.
    but really, lena is right. sana naman yung mga tao nagbabasa din muna bago magpost nang magpost ng mga tanong. though i understand na siguro minsan di pa narerefresh o na-update yung site o page kaya marahil di nila nalalaman na may nauna nang nagtanong ng parehong tanong. pero, maganda nyan talaga, magbasa muna. tanong nang tanong nang paulit ulit eh.

  21. I can’t believe why would people keep on repeating the same questions when answers are already patiently given a thousand times. kulit.

  22. ung paulit-ulit malamang ng-uupdate lang, minsan kasi last minute na kung mag-announce ng holiday dito. wag naman kayo mainis sa kanila. in fact dapat papasok ako bukas but then my officemate called me up and told me wala daw pasok bukas (april 5) napanood “DAW” niya sa tv, but i want to be sure of it kaya pati ako magtatanong din..namoved nga ba ang holiday sa april 5? so far kasi wala ako makita official declaration, di ko rin napanood sa tv (wala ako tv lol)..

  23. @RUBY tama ka walang Diyos na namatay, therefore Jesus is not GOd kasi namatay siya, peru ang pagkamatay once lang, di paulit-ulit. and to all, please wake up, GOD is ONLY ONE, THE ONE WHO CREATED US ALL. NEVER BRAG THAT YOUR RELIGION IS THE WAY TO YOUR SALVATION! RELIGIONS ARE JUST MADE BY MEN! YOU WILL BE JUDGED NOT BY YOUR RELIGION BUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. Read the Bible

  24. ano po ba talaga latest update… na move po ba talaga ang holiday ng april 5, 2010… or na retain na ang april 9, 2010
    ay holiday…

  25. Hi,

    what about May 1..follow pa rin ba na move to the nearest monday? if so,may 3 na po ang holiday? tama ba? may nagsabi kasi na ayaw ipa-move ng mga labor groups???

    thanks 😀

  26. Hi,

    what about May 1..follow pa rin ba na it should be moved to the nearest monday? if so,may 3 na po ang holiday? tama ba? may nagsabi kasi na ayaw ipa-move ng mga labor groups???

    thanks 😀

  27. ayos talag yang si gloria, di man lang nagisip oh n n ung ibang compan may pasok ng saturday,samantalang pang alanganin araw ung holiday nililipat nya,mas pinapaboran talaga mga goverment sector, di man lang naisip n may private sector din

  28. It was mentioned na holiday po tomorrow April 9 (Fri) and that is final. Thank you po for the information. Pero is the sandwiched April 10 (Sat) also declared as a Holiday. May difference po kasi ito sa sweldo ng mga may pasok sa araw na ito. Plus some schools are starting summer classes this Saturday. Hope someone could reply po as soon as possible. Thank you!

  29. @Joei – I personally believe April 10 will not be declared as a holiday. We are just past the first quarter andd we already had a number of holidays. I think businesses would bewail another impromptu special holiday. 🙂

  30. @Sago – Thanks po!
    Honestly, I’m not wishing for another holiday myself…Hirap magHABOL sa mga deadlines.
    Anyway, naguluhan lang kasi ako sa Grad. School namin. I just called them this AM to ask about the time of our class on Saturday (April 10), tapos the Secretary just blurted out… “Ano ka ba, walang class noh, Holiday siya… April 9, 10 & 11 are all declared by GMA… Nung Feb 2010 pa declared… Di ka ba nagbabasa ng dyaryo?”
    Kaya I opted to confirm. Akala ko kasi ganoon na ako kaSPACED out sa mga nangyayari because of work.

  31. ask ko lang … nag fall ng Saturday ang labor Day ( May 1, 2010 )… me declaration po ba na – move ang holiday ng April 30 ( Friday ) or May 3 ( Monday )….. nangyayari po kc to nun nakakaraan pag nag declare si gma… this time, may declaration po ba si gma? asking for another long weekend..he he he! bitin pa un nakaraang 2 long weekends

  32. so it mean na d gagawing friday (April 30) o Monday (May 3) ung holiday?
    Ang gulo ni madam kung kelan lang trip nya magdeclare un ggwin nya…

  33. ask q lang poh if may pasok b sa april 30 o may 3.,kc saturday ung labor day,,..supposedly wlang psok un, eh gang friday lng pasok nmen eh,hehe..pero f ever maluluge ung iba n my pasok gang sat, unless miswap nla ung friday at sat n pasok nla..pls reply immediately..tnx!!!

  34. sayangggggggg… sana walang pasok sa apr 30 o may 1…

    kaya po ginagawang friday imbes na sabado eh para lahat mag benefit hindi lang yung may pasok ng saturday, okay? =P damot mo naman hahahaha gusto mo kaw lang walang pasok ng isang working day =D

  35. sayangggggggg… sana walang pasok sa apr 30 o may 3…

    kaya po ginagawang friday imbes na sabado eh para lahat mag benefit hindi lang yung may pasok ng saturday, okay? =P damot mo naman hahahaha gusto mo kaw lang walang pasok ng isang working day =D

  36. hindi po b namove ang may 1, holiday?
    sayang din kc ang isang uwian….

    sana mmove sya bket may 1 lng ang hindi move ang holiday…

  37. hindi po b namove ang may 1, holiday?
    sayang din kc ang isang uwian…

    sana mmove sya bket may 1 lng ang hindi move ang holiday…

    we nid some break and have a gurls bonding…

  38. ps….
    Previously Declared malacanang thru ace Durano DOT may 3 as declared holiday.
    but we dont know if this proclamation 1841 R.A 9492 had been change…
    as of now we are still waiting for confirmation from malacanang

  39. hay naku..ang gulo gulo nman…di mo maintindihan kund declare na ba ang may 1 as holiday at namove sa may 3…for the benefits ng mga government employee… tsk tsk tsk …panu nman mga private sector???? ajmc

  40. declare ba na holiday ang april 30? kc po may 1 is saturday. never naman po nagdedeclare ng holiday ang palace ng saturday kc hanggang friday lang work ng government. unfair s private sector.

  41. hay naku..ang gulo gulo nman…di mo maintindihan kung declare na ba ang may 1 as holiday at namove sa may 3…for the benefits ng mga government employee… tsk tsk tsk …panu nman mga private sector???? ajmc

  42. eh panu nman ung mga taong ay pasok ang may 1 ma doble pay sya…naunsyami pa…tsk tsk tsk ..ala na nga wage increase….move pa ng move ng holiday…..

  43. See Proclamation No. 2043

    Declaring Monday, May 3, 20101 as Regular Holiday Throughout The Country.

    It states that RA 9849 provides that Labor Day shall be observed on a nearest Monday to May 1, which happens to be May 3, 2010.

    It is not a special non-working holiday but a REGULAR HOLIDAY. Kung papasukin kayo, your company should pay 200% of your regular salary rate (per day).

    Case close.

  44. May right ba ang private company na mag move ng holiday kahit decleared na ito ng goverment? kasi yung may 3 na labor day holiday..ginawa daw may 4 ng office namin..para daw maka pag sportfest event. most of the employee do not agree..pero management ang ng decide..Pwede ba ito i complain sa goverment agency? kasi dapat we pay 200% kpag pumasok kami ng may 3.. Any advice..

  45. @Eli -yes

    @Underpaid – the company might have a way out to move the govy holiday especially if the work is in the ‘critical’-task industry. However, I believe you should still be paid 200% on Monday which is still a regular holiday.

  46. @Tom – yeah, word has it that this is possible given what PGMA did with moving May 1 holiday to May 3.

    Would you be in the know? sources? links? 🙂

  47. Yes, i t was declared pa last december 2009 under proclamation 1841. Better check the website for the List of Holiday for the year.


  49. @Jhelkya – the Philippine government sometimes does that for ‘holiday economics’ reason. June 12 is still the official Philippine Independence Day.

  50. FYI: June 30, 2010, Wednesday was declared by the Office of The President last June 18, 2010 as Special Non-working Holiday to celebrate the INAUGURATION of the newly President elect President Noynoy Aguino. For us to witness this day whether we join to the Quirino Grandstand, we watch on our television or just listen to the radio.

  51. @Nhika – yes, you’re right, just as indicated in the post.

    @skydreamer – I’m not that sure. try to consult with the HR dept. of your company.


  52. hi sago,

    i would like a complete list of holidays in the philippines. it would be great if you have the fiestas in all provinces so we can schedule our visits.
    i know you will be able to reply immediately and i truly appreciate it.

  53. @Krisles – I’ll have to research on it first and perhaps come up w/ the list end of July. 🙂

    @trixckzy – July 27 is a Special National “Working holiday”.

  54. may pasok s 26? bat kya kumalat n walang psok? ako rin nkblita non kya ngsearch ako ngaun.. usually nmn tlg my psok pg sona.. nagtaka nga ko bat wla daw..

  55. @joy – maybe there’s just a clamour not have classes/work on July 26 (SONA). People generally wants a long weekend / holiday / vacation. 🙂

  56. @ Kingshie – thanks
    @Ohla – yes confirmed 27 is Iglesia ni Cristo Founding anniversary but is a Special National WORKING holiday

  57. there will be classes tomorrow july 26,2010. though some parts of q.c ay wala. its up to the school to decide if there will classes especially near batasan.

  58. para sa akin dapat ibalik nalang si gloria dahil may holiday hindi bali corrupt bastat mayroong holiday!

  59. For July 26, 2010:

    There are no classes in the ff Elementary public schools due to its proximity to the SONA venue:

    • Bagong Silang Elementary School
    • Batasan Elementary School
    • Commonwealth Elementary School
    • Dona Juana Elementary School
    • Holy Spirit Elementary School
    • Holy Spirit Annex
    • Lagro Elementary School
    • Lupang Pangako Elementary School
    • Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School
    • North Fairview Elementary High School
    • Payatas Elementary School A
    • Payatas Elementary School B
    • Payatas Elementary School C, and
    • San Diego Elementary School

    same with these Public High schools:

    • Batasan High School
    • Bagong Silangan High School
    • Cecilia Muñoz-Palma High School
    • Commonwealth High School
    • Judge Feliciano Belmonte High School
    • Lagro High School, and
    • North Fairview High School


  60. @manie

    wala pang confirmation, pero sabi daw WORKING holiday daw yun.. anung klase yun? wala man lang benefit sa mga INC members… ANg daming INC na may trabaho at estudyante, isipin nmn ni Pnoy yun, mababawasan agad sya nyan ng pagkadami daming supporters pag hindi naging non-working holiday ang 27

  61. Are the national holidays moved by Former President still recognized? Like aug 23(aug 21 Ninoy aquino day) holiday, is it still standing?

  62. @nonette – we don’t know that yet if the new administration will retain the status quo.

    Pls come back for future updates, if any.

  63. i just heard kanina, that the aug 23 holiday was moved to the original date of ninoy’s death anniv which is aug 21, so that’s the declared holiday already. tama ba tong narinig ko? ano na mangyayari sa aug 30 holiday? wahhh!! that is SO sad!! 🙁

  64. @bojeje – what do you mean “heard”?…as in just “rumors” or you heard it from the news on radio/TV? any links? -TIA

  65. we got news that the Aquino administration is still studying as of press time whether to push through with the August 23 holiday since it was the proclamation of the previous Arroyo administration.

    update to be posted as soon as available.

  66. bakit ganun?.declared n binabago pa..lalo tuloy nalilito ung mga tao..What about Aug. 30?..As is na ba un?..kc ung iba may mga scheduled activities n s day na un tpos bka last min. bgla nnmn bbaguhin..need response po..Thank tou

  67. thanks 4 the sa mga nbasa q my mga ngssabi n dpat kng mg-move ng holiday 6 months before the date of holiday..nd sbi sa news last night sbi dw ng malacañang dpa sure ung holiday sa aug.30 kya wg dw muna mgplano..panu nmn ung nka-book n activities nmn ngaung dpa sure kng my holiday o wala..nkkainis n tlga..

  68. @Lyn – Exactly! That is why I was prompted to lecture PNoy and air my disappointment.

    I hope they don’t commit the same mistake for Aug 30. Twice is too much!

  69. hi sago.,declared npo kgbi Aug.30 is a regular holiday..i’m so releived by that news..I’m glad they reviewed nd did’nt commit mstakes the 2nd time..

  70. sir, di po ba National Heroes Day ay August 30, 2010, pero ginawang last Monday of August. Ano po ba talaga kuya? ang Last monaday po kasi ay 31 hindi po ba?

  71. hai sago..db august 29 ung national heroes day n nsa calendar dba dpat un ang sundin?for the clarificati0n lng p0h wla p0h ba tlagang pas0k sa august 30?..resp0nce me pls…tnx

  72. kakainis kung pabago bago holidays.maganda nga ung ginawa na na move ng nearest monday ang holiday pag weekend least un wlang pasok.pabor un sa mga nagtatrabaho sa private companies.jan ako natuwa kay dating PGMA.haha

  73. hi sago, tanong ko lang po about s mga holidays and special holidays may bayad po b yan s sahod ng bawat empleyado? what if di po sila pumasok pag araw ng holiday, may marereceive p rin po b silang sweldo??? please reply asap… thanks

  74. @cecil – non-working holidays are paid double if you are required to come in as an employee.

    For jobs paid every 15 days, you should still be paid even on a holiday even if you were not required to come in.

    Working holidays are just like any regular working days.

  75. @hellboy – Oct 25 is Barangay Elections and it’s a philippine holiday!

    @Prisssco – No, Oct 7 and Oct 8 are not holidays.

  76. @sithruz – there are no announcements yet with regards to the November 29 holiday or the November 30 holidays yet but the gov’t may retain the holiday on November 30.

    Yes, even the December 27 holiday might be moved back to the original December 30 holiday.

  77. ask lang po if the company is not a manufacturing co. but importer tama ba na mag wok kami from Monday to Wednesday 8-7 pm, Thursday and Friday 8-6pm? Break namin 1 hr lunch break and 30 mins sa coffee break sa hapon? thanks.

  78. @still – that is an HR question. It would be better if you address that concern to HR personnel fro better understanding. 🙂

    @Riz – no word yet from the gov’t about the Nov 29 Nov 30 holiday change. But it is possible since the new administration did change the Aug23 holiday previously set by GMA.

  79. Is a Special Non-Working Holiday should be pay 200% on a Monthly basis if we are required to report. As far as I know on Special Non Working is +30% only. Please advise. Thanks.

  80. Hope Nov. 2 be declared a special non working holiday to give opportunity to those who would want to visit their departed loved ones in far provinces. We humans regardless of nationality treasures their departed loved ones so much.. It’s just once in a year chance for everyone!!!

  81. @Lou – please consult your HR officer.

    @Angeline – hopefully, but with one week to go, less likely for the current admin to declare November 2 as holiday.

  82. Please declare nov 2 as a holiday..consider nman yung malalayo yung province..once’s in a year lang nman sya i celebrate, so why not give a chance for those na uuwi sa malayong province.

  83. I hope that nov. 2 is a holiday, pls considered the traffic at malalayong province… mr. president i hope u read ds letter… tnx and GOD Bless to All…

  84. Proclamation 1841 (issued on July 21, 2009) declared December 24, 2010 as a special non-working day. However, Republic Act 9849 (issued on December 11, 2010) did not include December 24, 2010 as a special non-working day. Which one will prevail?

  85. Under RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation.

    That means, December 26, 2011 should be a Holiday since December 25, 2011 falls on a Sunday! It says on the aforementioned Republic Act that when a holiday that falls on a weekend should be moved to the nearest Monday…

    This administration does not know or even try to know what the Proclamation means!!!

    In the event the holiday falls on a Wednesday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday of that week. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday that follows!

    December 25, 2011 falls on Sunday so December 26, 2011 should be a holiday!

    Do they read or know what the Proclamation really mean or they just sit on there throne without knowing anything they do???


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