Here is the complete list of Philippine Holidays for 2023 as released by Malacanang Palace on August 23, 2022.
On Tuesday, August 22, 2022, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued Proclamation 42 declaring the regular holidays and special days for 2023.
Philippine Holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha
Proclamation 42 does not include the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. Promulgation for the observance of these two (2) Islamic Philippine Holidays will be issued later when the accurate dates of will be determined in conformity with the Islamic calendar, or the lunar calendar or in accordance with Islamic astronomical calculations.
For 2023, there are 17 Philippine Holidays: 10 Regular Holidays and 6 Special Non-Working Days plus an additional Special Non-Working Day.
Complete List of Philippine Holidays for 2023
January 2023 Holiday
January 1, 2023 (Sunday)- New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)
February 2023 Holiday
February 25, 2022 (Saturday)- EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary (Special Non-Working Day)
No holiday that falls on this month
April 2023 Holidays
April 6, 2023 (Thursday)- Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)
April 7, 2023 (Friday)- Good Friday (Regular Holiday)
April 8, 2023 (Saturday)- Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Day)
April 9, 2023 (Sunday)- Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)
May 2023 Holiday
May 1, 2023 (Monday)- Labor Day (Regular Holiday)
June 2023 Holiday
June 12, 2023 (Monday)- Independence Day (Regular Holiday)
No holiday for July 2023
August 2023 Holiday
August 21, 2023 (Monday)- Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Day)
August 28, 2023 (Last Monday of August)- National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)
November 1, 2023 (Wednesday)- All Saints’ Day (Special Non-Working Day)
November 2, 2023 (Thursday)- All Souls’ Day (Additional Non-Working Day)
November 30, 2023 (Thursday)- Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)
December 8, 2023 (Friday)- Feast of Immaculate Concepcion of Mary (Special Non-Working Day)
December 25, 2023 (Monday)- Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)
December 30, 2023 (Saturday)- Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)
December 31, 2023 (Sunday)- Last day of the year (Special Non-Working Day)
Philippine Special Non-Working Days 2023
As per Proclamation 42, February 25 is declared a special day to commemorate the People Power Revolution anniversary which introduced political, economic, and social reforms in the Philippines.
April 8 (Black Saturday) is declared in observance of the Holy Week. Furthermore, August 21 of every year must be declared a Special Day to commemorate the death anniversary of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr.
November 2 is added as Special Day to provide more time for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day activities that enhance and bolster family ties.
December 8 of every year must be celebrated as Special Day by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 10966.
Philippine Regular Holidays and Special Days Significance to the Labor Sector
Knowing the list of holidays is important for the labor sector, especially in the computation of a worker’s holiday pay for those working or rendering overtime work on a regular and special days. Thus, Proclamation 42 also instructed the Department of Labor and Employment to announce the implementing guidelines for work done on these days.
Worker’s Pay on a Regular Holiday
An employee working on a regular holiday shall receive an extra 100% of his/her basic salary plus COLA in addition to the base pay for eight (8) hours work. The compensation for the work done on a regular holiday shall be 200 % of the regular salary.
For those not working on a regular holiday, the employee will receive 100 % of the daily pay.
Pay for Work Done on a Special Non- Working Day
An employee working on a Special Non-Working Day shall receive and addition 30% on top of his/her regular daily salary.
Meanwhile, the principle of “No work, no pay” shall apply to employees not working on a Special Day unless there is a company policy, or a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) allowing payment for special days even without actual work done.
2023 Long Weekends
After the 2023 list of holidays are revealed, the long weekends for 2023 are now identified.
- April 6- April 9, 2023 (Thursday to Sunday)
- April 29- May 1, 2023 (Saturday to Monday)
- June 10-12, 2023 (Saturday to Monday)
- August 19- 21, 2023 (Saturday to Monday)
- August 26- 28, 2023 (Saturday to Monday)
- December 8- 11, 2023 (Friday to Sunday)
- December 23- 25, 2023 (Saturday to Monday)
- December 30, 2023- January 1, 2024 (Saturday to Monday)
Benefit of Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends to Travelers
It is best to schedule travel during a holiday/ special day and long weekends so as not to consume all leave credits. Also, the free days during a holiday are additional bonding time for your family and friends.
Many domestic and international destinations are now open for visitors. Plan your vacation and book ticket during a piso sale or promo fare. Take note of the complete list of Philippines Holidays 2023 and fly to your desired destination during a holiday and long weekends for more fun moments!
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