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.