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2018 Philippines List of Holidays and Long Weekends

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Malacanang Palace announced today, July, 19, 2017 that Proclamation No. 269 was signed by President Duterte declaring the Philippine Pubic Holidays for 2018 last July 17, 2017.

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Wow! This is great news for our readers who desire to travel next year. You can now begin your trip preparation by selecting your vacation during holidays and long weekends to get the most of it. Also, you can start looking for airline promo fares for 2018.

For 2018, the LIST of NATIONAL HOLIDAYS consists of 10 Regular, 6 Special Non-Working Holidays plus additional 2 Special Non-Working Days.

The list did not include the Islamic Holidays of Eid’l Ftr and Eid’l Adha which shall be issued as soon as the definite date of these holidays will be determined according to Islamic Lunar Calendar or Hijri.

Aside from these nationwide holidays, there are local holidays observed by a locality such as city or provincial founding anniversaries.

List of Philippine REGULAR and SPECIAL HOLIDAYS for 2018

REGULAR HOLIDAYS
  • January 1, 2018, Monday (New Year’s Day)
  • March 29, 2018, Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
  • March 30, 2018, Friday (Good Friday)
  • April 9, 2018, Monday (Araw ng Kagitingan)
  • May 1, 2018, Tuesday (Labor Day)
  • June 12, 2018, Tuesday (Independence Day)
  • August 27, 2018, Monday (National Heroes Day)
  • November 30, 2018, Friday (Bonifacio Day)
  • December 25, 2018, Tuesday (Christmas Day)
  • December 30, 2018, Sunday (Rizal Day)
SPECIAL HOLIDAYS
  • February 10, 2018, Friday (Chinese New Year)
  • February 25, 2018, Sunday (EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • March 31, 2018, Saturday (Black Saturday)
  • August 21, 2018, Tuesday (Ninoy Aquino Day)
  • November 1, 2018, Thursday (All Saint’s Day)
  • December 31, 2018, Monday (Last Day of the Year)
ADDITIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
  • November 2, 2018, Friday
  • December 24, 2018- Monday

Thus, having known the Holidays for 2018, we can already determine the long weekends for next year. Check below the 2018 long weekends.

2018 LONG WEEKENDS DUE TO HOLIDAYS

Rizal Day 2017 to New Year 2018- Saturday to Monday
  • December 30, 2017 (Saturday)- Regular Holiday
  • December 31, 2017 (Sunday)- Special Holiday
  • January 1, 2018 (Monday) Regular Holiday
Chinese New Year Long Weekend- Friday to Sunday
  • February 16, 2018 (Friday)- Special Holiday
  • February 17, 2018 (Saturday)
  • February 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Holy Week 2018 Long Weekend- Thursday to Sunday
  • March 29, 2018 (Thursday)- Regular Holiday
  • March 30, 2018 (Friday)- Regular Holiday
  • March 31, 2018 (Saturday)- Special Holiday
  • April 1, 2018 (Sunday)
Araw ng Kagitingan 2018 Long Weekend- Saturday to Monday
  • April 7, 2018 (Saturday)
  • April 8, 2018 (Sunday)
  • April 9, 2018 (Monday)- Regular Holiday
National Heroes Day Long Weekend- Saturday to Monday
  • August 25, 2018 (Saturday)
  • August 26, 2018 (Sunday)
  • August 27, 2018 (Monday)- Regular Holiday
All Saints’ Day Long Weekend- Thursday to Sunday
  • November 1, 2018 (Thursday) Special Holiday
  • November 2, 2018 (Friday) Special Non-Working Day
  • November 3, 2018 (Saturday)
  • November 4, 2018 (Sunday)
Bonifacio Day Long Weekend- Friday to Sunday
  • November 30, 2018 (Friday)- Regular Holiday
  • December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
  • December 2, 2018 (Sunday)
Christmas 2018 Long Weekend- Saturday to Tuesday
  • December 22, 2018 (Saturday)
  • December 23, 2018 (Sunday)
  • December 24, 2018 (Monday)- Special Non-Working Day
  • December 25, 2018 (Tuesday)- Regular Holiday
Rizal Day 2018 to New Year 2019- Saturday to Tuesday
  • December 29, 2018 (Saturday)
  • December 30, 2018 (Sunday) Regular Holiday
  • December 31, 2018 (Monday) Special Holiday
  • January 1, 2019 (Tuesday) Regular Holiday

From the above list, we can see that there will be 9 Long Weekends for 2018, that is, including the long weekends of Rizal Day 2017 to New Year 2018.

Being aware of the 2018 public Holidays and Long Weekends helps you arrange your schedule and have a weekend get-away without having to use too much of your vacation leave credits. This also mean extra bonding time with family and friends.

So, PISO FARE friends, it is time to plan your trips for 2018. Check your travel bucket list and identify which places you want to visit first. It is time to watch out for airline PISO FAREs and promo fares!

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