LIST: 2020 Holidays, Long Weekends in the Philippines


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MANILA, Philippines – Plan your vacations ahead!

Malacañang Palace has released the official list of regular holidays and special non-working days for the year 2020.

Mark your calendars for 2020 Philippine holidays!
Mark your calendars for 2020 Philippine holidays!

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 845, which declares 10 regular and 7 special non-working holidays.

The proclamation also includes November 2 (Monday) and December 24 (Thursday) as two additional non-working days throughout the country.

The two dates have been added “to strengthen family ties by providing more time for the traditional All Saint’s Day, All Soul’s Day and Christmas Day commemorative activities, and will promote domestic tourism as well”.

Note that December 8 (Tuesday) special holiday was added in the list to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, based on Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10966.

FULL LIST OF HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2020

REGULAR HOLIDAYS
  • January 1, 2020 (Wednesday) - New Year's Day
  • April 9, 2020 (Thursday) - Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 9, 2020 - Maundy Thursday
  • April 10, 2020 - Good Friday
  • May 1, 2020 (Friday) - Labor Day
  • June 12, 2020 (Friday) - Independence Day
  • August 31, 2020 (last Monday of August) - National Heroes' Day
  • November 30, 2020 (Monday) - Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2020 (Friday) - Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2020 (Wednesday) - Rizal Day

SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
  • January 25, 2020 (Saturday) - Chinese New Year
  • February 25, 2020 (Tuesday) - EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • April 11, 2020 - Black Saturday
  • August 21, 2020 (Friday) - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1, 2020 (Sunday) - All Saints' Day
  • December 8, 2020 (Tuesday) - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31, 2020 (Thursday) - last day of the year

ADDITIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
  • November 2, 2020, Monday - All Souls' Day
  • December 24, 2020, Thursday - Christmas Eve

PLAN AHEAD: 13 long weekends in 2020. This list covers only holidays that fall on a Monday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday (with one vacation leave in between), making the long weekend possible.

1. December 28, 2019 to January 1, 2020 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)

2. February 22 to 25, 2020 (EDSA Anniversary weekend)

3. April 9 to 12, 2020 (Araw ng Kagitingan and Holy Week)

4. May 1 to 3, 2020 (Labor Day weekend)

5. June 12 to 14, 2020 (Independence Day weekend)

6. July 31, 2020 to August 2, 2019 (Eid'l Adha weekend) **for update

7. August 21 to 23, 2020 (Ninoy Aquino Day)

8. August 29 to 31, 2020 (National Heroes' Day weekend)

9. October 31, 2020 to November 2, 2020 (All Saints/Souls' Day weekend)

10. November 28 to 30, 2020 (Bonifacio Day weekend)

11. December 5 to 8, 2020 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)

12. December 24 to 27, 2020 (Christmas weekend)

13. December 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)

The proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha, two major feasts of Islam, will be issued after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra).

Projected dates of Islam holidays in 2020:
  • Eidul Fitr - Sunday, May 24 or Monday, May 25
  • Eidul Adha - Friday, July 31

"The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall,” the proclamation stated.

DOLE pay rules

Based on labor laws, employees who work on holidays will be paid more than overtime rate on regular days. On top of their regular hourly rate, they will receive an additional 25% of their regular hourly rate.

On the other hand, employees who work on regular holidays will receive at least 200% of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance.

Those who work on special non-working days will receive at least 130% of the sum their daily rate and cost of living allowance.

Duterte has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to publicize the implementing guidelines for the proclamation.

— The Summit Express


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