Thursday, January 1, 2015

Official Philippine Holidays for 2015

Happy New Year! Welcome 2015! It's another year of travel for all of us and to better guide us in planning our trips this year, here is the list of Official Holidays in the Philippines for 2015 as declared in Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014.

Date Day Description
January 1 Thursday New Year's Day (Regular Holiday)
January 2 Friday Additional Special Non-working Day
February 19 Thursday Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
February 25 Wednesday EDSA Revolution Anniversary (Special holiday)
April 2 Thursday Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
April 3 Friday Good Friday (Regular holiday)
April 4 Saturday Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
April 9 Thursday Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
May 1 Friday Labor Day (Regular holiday)
June 12 Friday Independence Day (Regular holiday)
August 21 Friday Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 31 Monday National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
November 1 Sunday All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30 Monday Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
December 24 Thursday Additional Special Non-working Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
December 30 Wednesday Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
December 31 Thursday Last Day of the Year (Special non-working day)

Here are the expected dates for the Islamic Holidays of Eid'l Fitr and Eidul Adha. This post will be updated as soon as the official dates for the Islamic Holidays are released by the government.

Date Day Description
July 17 Friday Expected Date of Eid'l Fitr
September 24 Thursday Expected Date of Eidul Adha

This 2015, Filipinos will be enjoying 9 Long Weekends, with the New Year Weekend as the longest starting from Rizal Day on December 30, 2015 (Wednesday) continuing to December 31, 2015 (Thursday) and January 1, 2016 (Friday) as holidays and with January 2 & 3, 2015 falling on a Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Dates Days Description
January 1-4 Thursday-Sunday 4-Day New Year Weekend
April 2-5 Thursday-Sunday 4-Day Holy Week
May 1-3 Friday-Sunday 3-Day Labor Day Weekend
June 12-14 Friday-Sunday 3-Day Independence Day Weekend
August 21-23 Friday-Sunday 3-Day Ninoy Aquino Day Weekend
August 29-31 Saturday-Monday 3-Day National Heroes Day Weekend
November 28-30 Saturday-Monday 3-Day Bonifacio Day Weekend
December 24-27 Thursday-Sunday 4-Day Christmas Weekend
Dec. 30 - Jan. 3, 2016 Wednesday-Sunday 5-Day New Year Weekend

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