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LIST: Philippine holidays for 2023

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LIST: Philippine holidays for 2023
(2nd UPDATE) January 2, November 2, and December 31 are special non-working holidays in 2023

(Editor’s Note: This article was first published on August 23, 2022.)

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has released the list of regular holidays and special non-working days in the country for 2023.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed Proclamation No. 42 on Monday, August 22. The proclamation was made public on Tuesday, August 23.

On November 11, Marcos issued Proclamation No. 90 which amended the earlier proclamation to pave the way for more long weekends in 2023.

Under Proclamation 90, the holiday of Araw ng Kagitingan observed on April 9 (Sunday) in 2023, was moved to April 10, the Monday nearest April 9. The holiday of Bonifacio Day, celebrated as a regular holiday on November 30 (Thursday), was moved to November 27 (Monday nearest November 30).

Proclamation 90 also added January 2, a Monday, as an additional special non-working day.

Regular holidays
  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Sunday)
  • Maundy Thursday – April 6
  • Good Friday – April 7
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 10 (Monday nearest April 9)
  • Eid’l Fitr – April 21 (Friday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Monday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Monday)
  • Eid’l Adha – June 28 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 28 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 27 (Monday nearest November 30)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Monday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Saturday)
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Special (non-working) days
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Saturday)
  • Black Saturday – April 8
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Monday)
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Wednesday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8 (Friday)
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working day)
  • January 2 (Monday)
  • November 2 (Thursday)
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Separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan; and Eid’l Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, will follow after the dates of these Islamic holidays are determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will recommend to the Office of the President the dates during which these holidays will fall. – Rappler.com

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