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COMPLETE LIST: 2023 Holidays in the Philippines with 11 Long Weekends (UPDATED)

2023 Regular, Special Non-Working Holidays, and Long Weekend Holidays in the Philippines

There are many national holidays in the Philippines and long weekends this 2023! Start planning your trips to make the most of these holidays!


On August 23, 2022, MalacaƱang Palace released the list of National Regular and Special (non-working) Holidays for 2023 through Proclamation No. 42.

The said proclamation lists 10 regular holidays and 7 special non-working holidays for 2023. Some of these holidays fall on a Monday or Friday which also give the chance for us to enjoy several long weekends in the Philippines. This is indeed good news for Filipino Travelers as it gives us more time to enjoy the holidays with the long weekends that can be spent on a vacation here or abroad.

UPDATE #1: Amending Proclamation No. 42, Proclamation No. 90 declares January 2, 2023 as a special non-working day while April 10 and November 27, 2023 are now considered as regular holidays.

2023 Regular, Special Non-Working Holidays, and Long Weekends in the Philippines



WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS LIST OF 2023 HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES?


Regular Holidays in the Philippines for 2023


  • January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday
  • April 10 (Monday) - Monday nearest April 9 which is Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day
  • June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day
  • August 28 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
  • November 27 (Monday) – Monday nearest November 30 which is Bonifacio Day
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day
  • December 30 (Saturday) – Rizal Day


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Special Non-Working Holidays in the Philippines for 2023


  • February 25 (Saturday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • April 8 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
  • August 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints' Day
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary
  • December 31 (Sunday) - Last Day of the Year

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2023 HOLIDAY: Is January 22, 2023 (Sunday) or January 23, 2023 (Monday) a holiday in the Philippines? In previous years, Chinese New Year was included in the list of non-working days. Unfortunately, as of this writing, it is not included in the list of holidays in the Philippines for 2023. But last August 3, 2022, Senator Angara has filed Senate Bill 1012 or "An act declaring Chinese New Year's Day a special non-working holiday in the Philippines". Let's see if this bill (which is still pending at the committee level) will be approved or if MalacaƱang Palace will declare Sunday or Monday as a special non-working holiday in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Additional Special Non-Working Holidays in the Philippines for 2023


  • January 2 (Monday) - New Year Long Weekend
  • November 2 (Thursday) - All Souls' Day


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Additional Holidays in the Philippines for 2023


The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha will be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined, in the accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will recommend the actual dates on which these holidays shall repectively fall. The President will issue separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of these holidays.

Estimated dates of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha 2023

  • April 22 (Saturday) - Eid al-Fitr or the end of the month of Ramadan
  • June 29 (Thursday) - Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice

List of Long Weekend Holidays in 2023


  • December 31-January 2 (Saturday to Monday) - New Year
  • April 6-10 (Thursday to Monday) - Holy Week + Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 29-May 1 (Saturday to Monday) - Labor Day
  • June 10-12 (Saturday to Monday) - Independence Day
  • August 19-21 (Saturday to Monday) - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • August 26-28 (Saturday to Monday) - National Heroes Day
  • November 25-27 (Saturday to Monday) Bonifacio Day
  • December 8-10 (Friday to Sunday) - Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion
  • December 23-25 (Saturday to Monday) - Christmas
  • December 30-January 1 (Saturday to Monday) - Rizal Day + New Year 2024
  • If you take a leave from work on November 3, you could enjoy an additional long weekend from November 1 to 5, 2023 (Wednesday to Sunday).


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Below is a copy of Proclamation No. 42


National Special Holidays Philippines 2023

National Special Holidays Philippines 2023

Wether you're planning to travel here in the Philippines or abroad, take note of these dates of regular national holidays and special non-working holidays to plan for your vacation. Be sure to make the most of these holidays the Philippines! Enjoy a longer vacation by scheduling your trip during the long weekends! Enjoy traveling, have fun, and always stay safe!


Bookmark this page as this will be updated regularly to include other holidays in the Philippines for 2023.

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1 comment :

  1. Marie Dee B. BelaganJanuary 1, 2023 at 7:08 AM

    Please make me a travel plan in the Philippines from the Province of Isabela to Mindanao via Bus and Car to be loaded in RORO to go as far as Palawan and Davao for one week preferably in April to June

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