Malacañang has released the official list of 2023 holidays in the Philippines! 

To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of all the regular and special holidays this 2023, including Holy Week 2023, March 2023 calendar, and more. 

Don’t forget to share this 2022 holidays Philippines cheat sheet with your family and friends so you can plot your future vacations hassle-free!

For the observance of the Eid’l Fitr (end of Ramadan) and Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), the President will issue separate proclamations as the dates of these Islamic holidays are determined through the Hira or lunar calendar. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will recommend the actual dates on which these Philippines holidays 2023 will fall. 

What’s inside this blog? 

2023 Holiday Calendar Philippines

Regular Holidays 2023 Philippines

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

Special Non-Working Holidays 2023 Philippines

  • 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

Additional Special Non-Working Holidays 2023 Philippines 

  • November 2 (Thursday) – All Soul’s Day 
  • December 31 (Sunday) – Last Day of the Year 

List of Long weekends 2023 Philippines 

April

  • April 6 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday
  • April 8 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
  • April 9 (Sunday) – Easter Sunday

May

  • April 29 (Saturday)
  • April 30 (Sunday)
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day

June

  • June 10 (Saturday)
  • June 11 (Sunday)
  • June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day 

August

  • August 19 (Saturday)
  • August 20 (Sunday)
  • August 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • August 26 (Saturday)
  • August 27 (Sunday)
  • August 28 (Monday) – National Heroes Day

November

  • November 2 (Thursday) – All Souls Day 
  • November 3 (Friday) 
  • November 4 (Saturday)
  • November 5 (Sunday)
  • November 30 (Thursday) – Bonifacio Day
  • December 1 (Friday)
  • December 2 (Saturday)
  • December 3 (Sunday)

December

  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 9 (Saturday)
  • December 10 (Sunday)
  • December 23 (Saturday)
  • December 24 (Sunday)
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 

Where to Go: Travel Destinations in the Philippines

Now that you know all the Philippine holidays and long weekends in 2023, it’s best to plan your trips as early as now. Here are the top destinations where you can go for an ultimate vacation. 

Local: 

International:

For more international destinations, read our blog here.

Frequently Asked Questions About 2023 Holidays Philippines

How many Philippine holidays are there in 2023?

In the Philippines, there are 17 Philippines holidays 2023. These include 10 regular holidays Philippines, and 7 special non-working days. 

How many long weekend Philippines are there?

There are going to be nine long weekend Philippines this 2023. 

Is Nov 2 2022 a holiday in the Philippines?

According to DOLE, President Duterte declared November 1 and 2, 2022 as special non-working holidays. 

Is 2023 a leap year?

No, 2023 is not a leap year.

When is Holy Week 2023 Philippines?

The official list of 2023 holidays is here! If you’re looking for the Holy Week 2023 calendar Philippines, the dates are as follows:

  • April 6 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday
  • April 8 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
  • April 9 (Sunday) – Easter Sunday

What is the difference between special non-working holidays and regular holidays 2023 in the Philippines? 

During the regular holidays, the working class are on break but are entitled to get their compensation. If they work during a regular holiday, employers need to pay the employee 200% of their regular rate. On the other hand, the workforce will not receive any pay during the special non-working holiday unless the company states otherwise. 

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