2013 List of Official Philippine Holidays

The Pepper bunch are a hardworking crew, and that’s a good thing. On the other hand, some of us run the risk of pushing ourselves too hard, and that’s not quite so good. Fortunately, every so often, the powers-that-be require us to take some time off to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate ourselves.

Yup, we’re talking about those pesky days on our calendars marked in red: the holidays.

We’re not complaining, mind you – we need our rest too. Without it, we couldn’t deliver the excellent service you’ve come to expect from Pepper. Still, the holidays can sometimes get in the way of pending work.

That’s why we’re sharing the list of official Philippine holidays with you, so we can plan ahead and make sure we wrap up any urgent or pending projects before the holidays.

Don’t worry – you won’t have to memorize it or plug it all into your own calendar. You’re welcome to do so if you want, but we’re your assistants, and part of our job is to remind of you things. Whenever a holiday is just around the corner (i.e. around a week away), we’ll give you a heads up.

Anyway, we’ll quit yapping (or typing) and get right to the calendar. The graphic below should sum it up nicely. If you prefer plain text over fancy graphics, we’ve got you covered too – just scroll down past the big blue box.

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Tuesday)
March 28
March 29
April 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day
May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Black Saturday
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) days

Last Day of the Year
March 30
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary February 25 (Monday)

SECTION 2 The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

Sometimes, however, getting things done trumps taking a holiday. If you think you’ll need your VA to work during a holiday, just get in touch with us, and we can make the necessary arrangements.

As always, feel free to contact us anytime you have any questions or concerns. We’re always happy to hear from you!

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  1. Jett Aeizl Pogoy

    Thank’s for the post. I’ve already booked my family at Boracay on August 24 – 26, since it will be a long weekend.

    Maybe you can post best tourist destinations on regular holidays.

  2. Joseph Dofitas

    As we can see there are so many Holidays in the Philippines, I think Philippines has the most numbers of Holidays in every year but one thing for sure Filipinos would really love to work even on Holidays but make sure that to compensate them with their work on that day.


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