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Book your trips! Here’s the list of official Philippine holidays in 2020

Time to pencil in those travel plans.
ANCX | Nov 16 2019

December turns out to be next year’s best month. If the gauge is having the most number of holidays/non-working days. The list of official holidays for 2020 was issued Friday by the Office of the President, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. 

December’s holidays include Christmas (25) and Rizal Day (30), with special non-working days that include the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (8), Christmas Eve (24) and the last day of the year (31). April and November follow December in having the most holidays, with each having three holiday dates each (too bad Araw ng Kagitingan and Maundy Thursday are squeezed into one day only: April 9).

But more importantly, there will be five long weekends in 2020. Check them out below.

Here is the list of Philippine holidays in 2020.

Araw ng Kagitingan                April 9

Maundy Thursday                  April 9

Good Friday                           April 10

Labor Day                              May 1 (Friday) 

Independence Day                June 12 (Friday) 

National Heroes Day             August 31 (Monday) 

Bonifacio Day                        Nov 30 (Monday)

Christmas Day                       Dec 25 (Friday)

Rizal Day                               Dec 30 (Wed)  

Here are the Special (non-working) days

Chinese New Year                    January 25 (Sat) 

EDSA People Power Anniv      Feb 25 (Tue)

Black Saturday                         April 11

Ninoy Aquino Day                    August 21 (Fri)

All Saint’s Day                          November 1 (Sun) 

Immaculate Conception           Dec 8 (Tue)

Last Day of the year                 Dec 31 (Thu)

Additional Special (non-working) days:   November 2 and December 24. 

For the observance of Eidl Fitr and Eidl Hada, these will be announced after their approximate dates have been determined by the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar.