2024 Holidays in the Philippines: Planning Vacations Ahead

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Written by Emie Rose Navarro

What are the Philippines’ public holidays in 2024?

2024 Holidays in the Philippines
2024 Holidays in the Philippines

The Philippines is a country renowned for its lively culture and celebrations. Currently, the Malacañang has announced a list of regular holidays and special non-working days, which would provide Filipinos plenty of opportunities to celebrate their traditions and history in 2024.

With the enactment of Proclamation No. 368, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assured the country of a year of reflection, rest, and joy. Additionally, a few long weekends offer the ideal chance for a much-needed getaway. 

Below, we’ll cover all you need to know about the official list of 2024 holidays in the Philippines so you can plan and adjust your leave accordingly. 

What Are the Regular and Special Holidays in the Philippines for 2024?

Regular Holidays in 2024

Regular HolidayDateDay
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2024Monday
Maundy ThursdayMarch 28, 2024Thursday
Good FridayMarch 29, 2024Friday
Araw ng KagitinganApril 9, 2024Tuesday
Eid’l FitrApril 10, 2024Wednesday
Labor DayMay 1, 2024Wednesday
Independence DayJune 12, 2024Wednesday
National Heroes DayAugust 26, 2024Monday
Bonifacio DayNovember 30, 2024Saturday
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2024Wednesday
Rizal DayDecember 30, 2024Monday

Philippine regular holidays in 2024

Regular holidays, also called “regular non-working holidays” or “legal holidays” in the Philippines, usually have a set date.

These days honor significant events, historical individuals, or traditions from various cultures. Holidays like New Year’s Day and Christmas Day are among the usual ones.

During regular holidays, your employees have the right to their minimum salary rate. This implies that they will receive 100% of their daily pay even if they do not show up for work. 

Similarly, Filipinos are legally entitled to 200% of their regular income if they report for duty on a regular holiday. 

To prepare ahead of time, it is crucial to figure out the regular holidays in 2024.

Read more: Compute your holiday pay using this guide

‍Special Non-Working Holidays

A special non-working holiday is usually proclaimed in honor of occasions, celebrations, or anniversaries. 

Special non-working holidays are different from regular Philippine holidays. ‍These holidays are often specific to local governments or authorities in certain communities. In other words, most of them are not observed nationwide. 

Remember that the nation’s “no work, no pay” policy applies to all special non-working holidays. Here, the majority of Filipinos will request leaves of absence with full knowledge that they will not get compensated. They usually use these days to relax at home or take a break from work.

It is important to note that if they do show up for work, they will receive 30% of their daily income in addition to their regular salary. Events such as these fall under special non-working holidays.

Special Non-Working HolidayDateDay
Chinese New Year February 10, 2024Saturday
Black SaturdayMarch 30, 2024Saturday
Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 21, 2024Wednesday
All Saints’ DayNovember 1, 2024Friday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of MaryDecember 8, 2024Sunday
Philippine special non-working holidays in 2024

Note that the Proclamation No. 368 did not include the EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary, which is celebrated on February 25 of each year throughout the country. It was established as a “Special Non-Working Holiday” in previous years. 

Special Working Holidays

Holidays designated by legislation are distinct from special working holidays. They are, therefore, not days of unwinding. 

In the Philippines, a special kind of holiday called a “Special Working Holiday” is one that the government declares for a particular reason or occasion. 

A special working holiday is different from regular holidays or special non-working holidays in that it enables workers to work on that day without having to pay them extra.

This kind of holiday’s main goal is to motivate companies and their employees to take part in events connected to the announced occasion or event. Government declarations of special working holidays are usually made up of weekends or missed workdays due to natural calamities or disasters.

There are just three official special working holidays in the Philippines:

Special Working HolidayDateDay
All Souls’ DayNovember 2, 2024Saturday
Christmas EveDecember 24, 2024Tuesday
New Year’s EveDecember 31, 2024Tuesday
Philippine special working holidays

These special working holidays often fall on or before important religious events. Most offices may close during these times to observe these holidays.

Special working holidays are considered ordinary work days. Should Filipinos decide to work, they’re entitled only to their basic rate. However, if the employee does not work, they will not receive any pay unless stated in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) or if there is a more favorable company policy.

Islamic Holidays

After the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos proposes the dates, separate proclamations honoring Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha will be issued. These celebrations are based on the Lunar Calendar or Islamic calendar. 

The following are the anticipated dates for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in 2024:

  • April 10, 2024 – Eid al-Fitr (end of the month of Ramadan)
  • June 17, 2024 – Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

However, it is important to wait for the approximate dates that the Office of the President announces for these holidays. Moreover, these dates will be based off the Islamic Lunar Calendar or the Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever applies best.

List of Long Weekends for 2024 Philippine Holidays

2024 is a great year for holidays and vacations because it has several long weekends. Here is a guide to assist you in scheduling your vacation time:


  • Rizal Day – December 30, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Last Day of the year – December 31, 2023 (Sunday)
  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2024 (Monday)


  • Maundy Thursday – March 28, 2024 (Thursday)
  • Good Friday – March 29, 2024 (Friday)
  • Black Saturday – March 30, 2024 (Saturday)
  • Easter Sunday – March 31, 2024 (Sunday)


  • April 6, 2024 (Saturday)
  • April 7, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Consider filing for leave – April 8, 2024 (Monday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9, 2024 (Tuesday)
  • Eid’l Fitr – April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)


  • August 24, 2024 (Saturday)
  • August 25, 2024 (Sunday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 26, 2024 (Monday)


  • All Saints’ Day – November 1, 2024 (Friday)
  • All Souls’ Day – November 2, 2024 (Saturday)
  • November 3, 2024 (Sunday)


  • December 28, 2024 (Saturday)
  • December 29, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30, 2024 (Monday)
  • Last day of the year 2024 – December 31, 2024 (Tuesday)

Take Away

The Philippines is a country where traditions, culture, and faith are celebrated with great enthusiasm. In 2024, these holidays honor its heritage, religious beliefs, and national heroes. 

Whether you’re interested in witnessing grand parades, exploring local customs, or simply enjoying delicious Filipino cuisine, the Philippines’ 2024 holidays offer a unique opportunity to experience the country’s vibrant spirit and the warmth of its people. 

So, mark your calendars and plan your trips!

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