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HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES: 2018 Philippine Holidays and Long-weekend Schedule (Proclamation No. 269 s. 2017)

2018 Philippine Holidays and Long-weekend Schedule

Discover the complete list of Philippines' public holidays and long weekends for 2018! Start planning to make the most of these holidays!


Malacanang Palace just released the list of National Regular and Special (non-working) Holidays for 2018 through Proclamation 269 s. 2017, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17, 2017.

The proclamation lists 10 regular holidays and eight special non-working holiday for 2018, most of it gave a chance for several long weekends the Philippines in 2018. This is indeed good news for Filipino Travelers as it gives more time to enjoy the holidays with the long weekends that can be spent on a vacation.

List of 2018 Holidays in the Philippines


Regular Holidays:

  • January 1, 2018, Monday – New Year's Day
  • March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday
  • March 30, 2018 – Good Friday
  • April 9, 2018, Monday – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1, 2018, Tuesday – Labor Day
  • June 12, 2018, Tuesday – Independence Day
  • August 27, 2018, last Monday of August – National Heroes' Day
  • November 30, 2018, Friday – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2018, Tuesday – Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2018, Sunday – Rizal Day

Special (non-working) days:

  • February 16, 2018, Friday – Chinese New Year
  • February 25, 2018, Sunday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • March 31, 2018 – Black Saturday
  • August 21, 2018, Tuesday – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1, 2018, Thursday – All Saints' Day
  • December 31, 2018, Monday – last day of the year

Additional special (non-working) holidays:

  • November 2, 2018, Friday
  • December 24, 2018, Monday

2018 List of Long-Weekends in the Philippines


As of this writing, there are about 9 long weekends in 2018.
  1. December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018 - New Year (3 days)
  2. February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018 - Chinese New Year (3 days)
  3. March 29, 2018 - April 1, 2018 - Holy Week (4 days)
  4. April 7, 2018 - April 9, 2018 - Araw ng Kagitingan (3 days)
  5. August 25, 2018 - August 27, 2018 - National Heroes Day (3 days)
  6. November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018 - All Saint's Day (4 days)
  7. November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018 - Bonifacio Day (3 days)
  8. December 22, 2018 - December 25, 2018 - Christmas (4 days)
  9. December 29, 2018 - December 31, 2018 - Rizal Day + Last day of the year (3 days)

Additional Holidays in the Philippines


The proclamations declaring national holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued soon after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has been designated to inform the Office of the President of the actual dates when the holidays will fall.

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