Philippine Holidays in 2023 – Dates, Names, and Types, Regular vs Non-working

The Philippine Official Gazette announced that there are 18 regular and special holidays in the Philippines in 2023. Most of the holidays keep their anniversary dates while others are moved to the nearest Monday to create a long weekend.

When is the Next Holiday in the Philippines?

The next holidays are Christmas Day (December 25), Rizal Day (December 30) and New Year’s Day (January 1). They are all regular holidays. Workers who are required to work on these days can expect a 100% pay increase on the hours worked during those days.

Is January 2, 2023 a holiday in the Philippines?

January 2, 2023 has been declared a special non-working holiday in the Philippines. Since New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, the day after has been declared a rest day. Generally, government employees are not expected to work on this day. This makes January 3 the official first working day of 2023.

Employees of private companies who are required by their employers to come in on this day can expect a 30% increase in their hourly rate for the hours worked on January 2, 2023. This

If you are planning to do government-related transactions, you could expect all government offices to be closed on this day. It’s best to schedule your transactions on January 3.

What are the Philippine Holidays in 2023?

The Philippine official holidays in 2023 are as follows:

Name of HolidayDateType
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2023 – SundayRegular
Day After New Year’s DayJanuary 2, 2023 – MondaySpecial (Non-Working)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary February 25, 2023 – SaturdaySpecial (Non-Working)
Araw ng KagitinganApril 10, 2023 – MondayRegular
Maundy Thursday April 6, 2023 – ThursdayRegular
Good FridayApril 7, 2023 – FridayRegular
Black SaturdayApril 8, 2023 – SaturdaySpecial (Non-Working)
Labor DayMay 1, 2023 – MondayRegular
Independence DayJune 12, 2023 – MondayRegular
Ninoy Aquino Day August 21, 2023 – MondaySpecial (Non-Working)
National Heroes DayAugust 28, 2023 – MondayRegular
All Saints’ Day November 1, 2023 – WednesdaySpecial (Non-Working)
All Soul’s DayNovember 2, 2023 – ThursdaySpecial (Non-Working)
Bonifacio Day (November 30)November 27, 2023 – MondayRegular
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary December 8, 2023 – FridaySpecial (Non-Working)
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2023 – MondayRegular
Rizal Day December 30, 2023 – SaturdayRegular
Last Day of the Year December 31, 2023 – SundaySpecial (Non-Working)

What is a regular holiday in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, the holidays may either be regular or special non-working holidays. Regular holidays are special days to Filipinos and workers in the country are expected to get a rest day on these days while still receiving their full-time pay for the day. For businesses that need to be open on these days, the workers on duty are expected to be compensated 200% for their hours worked.

What is a special non-working holiday in the Philippines?

In general, special non-working holidays operate with a “no-work, no-pay” policy. However, if the employee works on this day as requested by the employer, they should earn an additional 30% for the hours worked on the day.

Is December 24th a Holiday in the Philippines?

December 24 is not officially a holiday in the Philippines according to the Official Gazette website. Only December 25 (Christmas) is announced as Holidays. It is up to the employers to decide if they will require their workers to come in on this day. The law does no require additional incentives for workers who come in on this day.

Is December 31st a Holiday in the Philippines in 2022?

According to the Official Gazette list of Philippine Holidays in 2022, December 31st (The Last Day of the Year) is not a holiday. Employers may require their workers to come in on this day without additional monetary incentives. In contrast, December 31st, 2023 has been declared a Special Non-working Holiday.

Are the Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) and Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holidays in 2023?

Although the Muslim Feasts of Ramadhan and Sacrifice are not yet listed as official holidays, it is the practice of the sitting president to create a proclamation later in the year to declare these days as holidays. These feasts were categorized as regular holidays in 2022.

The list above will be updated as soon as the presidential proclamations are published.

List of Long Weekends in 2023 (Three-day Weekends)

Ten regular and special non-working holidays fall either on a Friday or Monday, creating three-day weekends. The next long weekend is the January 2 special non-working holiday which falls on a Monday.

What are the Long Weekends in 2023?

  • Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular) – April 10, 2023 (Monday)
  • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (Regular) – April 6 and 7, 2023 (Thursday and Friday)
  • Labor Day (Regular) – May 1, 2023 (Monday)
  • Independence Day (Regular) – June 12, 2023 (Monday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-working) – August 21, 2023 (Monday)
  • National Heroes Day (Regular) – August 28, 2023 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day (November 30) (Regular) – Moved to November 27 (Monday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion (Special Non-working) – December 8 (Friday)
  • Christmas Day (Regular) – December 25 (Monday)