There are 2 specifications of holidays in the Philippines. The holidays that are observed nationwide and the holidays that are only observed locally or per place or region.
When thereís a nationwide holiday, there are no classes for students of all levels, banks and government offices are all closed. If a nationwide holiday falls on a weekend, the president of the Philippines have powers to move the date closer to a weekend to make it a long weekend.
Here’s a complete list of Nationwide Holidays in the Philippines:
1. January 1 – New Yearís Day
2. Varies – Chinese New Year
3. February 25 – People Power Revolution Day
4. Varies – Maundy Thursday
5. Varies – Good Friday
6. Sunday – Easter Sunday
7. April 9 – Bataan and Corregidor Day (Day of Valor)
8. May 1 – Labor Day
9. June 12 – Independence Day
10. July 27 – Iglesia ni Cristo Day (New Holiday)
11. August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day
12. Last Monday of August – National Heroesí Day
13. October 31 – Day of the Dead
14. November 1 – All Saintsí Day
15. November 2 – All Soulsí Day
16. Varies – Eidul Fitr (end of Ramadan)
17. November 30 – Bonifacio Day
18. December 25 – Christmas Day
19. December 30 – Rizal Day
20. December 31 – Last Day of the Year
Local holidays, are only observed at the specific place where the holiday is coined. Most of these local holidays are dates when a city or town is liberated or founded or made into a city. Like Foundation days, local festivities and festivals, also included are birthdays of saints and some former presidents of the Philippines, which the holiday is only observed in their respective home towns.