The year 2018 is coming to and end, with just almost four months left in the calendar and “-ber months” coming. You might still have planned trips for the rest of the year.

Heads up, the Malacañang Palace recently issued Proclamation No. 555, announcing the list of holidays and special non-working holidays in 2019. If you’re planning your future vacations and trips for the coming year, it’s better to mark your calendars and pencil book these dates.

We listed the regular holidays, special non-working holidays and long weekends so you can plan your adventures in advance.

Regular Holidays

  • New Year’s Day (January 1, Tuesday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9, Tuesday)
  • Maundy Thursday (April 18)
  • Good Friday (April 19)
  • Labor Day (May 1, Wednesday)
  • Independence Day (June 12, Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day (August 26, Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day (November 30, Saturday)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day (December 30, Monday)

Special Non-Working Holidays

  • Chinese New Year (February 5, Tuesday)
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary (February 25, Monday)
  • Black Saturday (April 20)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21, Wednesday)
  • All Saints’ Day (November 1, Friday)
  • All Soul’s Day (November 2, Saturday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (December 8, Sunday)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, Tuesday)

Long Weekends (Plus perfect dates to file a vacation leave)

  • December 29 to January 1
  • February 2 to 5 (Leave on Feb. 4)
  • February 22 to 25
  • April 6 to April 9 (Leave on April 8)
  • April 18 to 21
  • August 24 to 26
  • November 1 to 3
  • December 21 to 25 (Leave on Dec. 23)
  • December 28 to January 1

The Palace has not yet announced the holidays for declaring Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha, but they will soon declare the dates once it has been determined according to the Islamic Calendar.

If you’re planning to have a long vacation for 2019, it’s the time to pencil book your trips on these dates.


Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

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