List of Holidays and Long Weekends for the Year 2020

A list was posted from a proclamation signed by the President declaring holidays and long weekends for the year 2020.

  • President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 845, which lists all holidays for the year 2020
  • The list consists of both regular holidays and special non-working holidays
  • The list also covers projected dates for certain Islam holidays

Manila, Philippines – Anticipating up and coming holidays is important for businesses and institutions. Such institutions like schools need to be aware which dates they’ll need to have classes suspended, and for businesses, they’ll need to prepare for the dates on when they’ll need to have employees either not go to work, or if they’ll need to have special compensation if work is required.

holidays for the year 2020 has been announced
Malacañang has announced all holidays for the year 2020 via Proclamation No. 845

Proclamation No. 845 has just been signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, which has a list of all holidays for the year 2020. This list includes both regular holidays and special non-working holidays:

  • Regular Holidays:
    • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2020
    • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9, 2020
    • Maundy Thursday – April 9, 2020
    • Good Friday – April 10, 2020
    • Labor Day – May 1, 2020
    • Independence Day – June 12, 2020
    • National Heroes Day – August 31, 2020
    • Bonifacio Day – November 30, 2020
    • Christmas Day – December 25, 2020
    • Rizal Day – December 30, 2020
  • Special Non-Working Holidays:
    • Chinese New Year – January 25, 2020
    • EDSA People Power Anniversary – February 25, 2020
    • Black Saturday – April 11, 2020
    • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21, 2020
    • All Saints’ Day – November 1, 2020
    • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8, 2020
    • New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2020

November 2 and December 24, All Souls’ Day and Christmas Eve, has been declared as special non-working holidays as well.

Islamic holidays Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha depends on the up and coming Islamic calendar, so there is no announced date for them as of yet, but it was stated in the same proclamation that the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos must inform the Office of the President of the dates for both holidays so that the declaration can be finalized.

With this announcement, possible long weekends can be forecasted:

  • Labor Day – May 1-3 (Friday to Sunday
  • Independence Day – June 12-14 (Friday to Sunday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21-23 (Friday to Sunday)
  • National Heroes Day weekend- August 29-31 (Saturday to Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 28-30 (Saturday to Monday)
  • Christmas Day weekend- December 24-27 (Thursday until Sunday)

When a day is declared as a regular holiday, classes and office work is suspended on that day, and any person that needs to go to work on that day must be compensated with an additional 100% pay for that day. The same thing will be done for special non-working holidays, except that any employee that needs to work will only be given an additional 30% pay.


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