The 2020 holiday calendar Philippines is finally here! Did you know that you’ll enjoy a whopping total of 19 holidays and 13 long weekends in 2020? This only means, a lot of fun and exciting getaways await you next year! 

So to make it easier for you, we’ve made a special Philippines calendar 2020. Share this cheat sheet with your friends and plan that vacation now!

List of 2020 Holidays in the Philippines

  • January 1, 2020, Wednesday – New Year’s Day
  • January 25, 2020, Saturday – Chinese New Year
  • February 25, 2020, Tuesday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • April 9, 2020, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 9, 2020, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan, Maundy Thursday
  • April 10, 2020 – Good Friday
  • April 11, 2020 – Black Saturday
  • May 1, 2020, Friday – Labor Day
  • June 12, 2020, Friday – Independence Day
  • August 21, 2020, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • August 31, 2020, Monday – National Heroes’ Day
  • November 1, 2020, Sunday – All Saints’ Day
  • November 2, 2020, Monday
  • November 30, 2020, Monday – Bonifacio Day
  • December 8, 2020, Tuesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 24, 2020, Thursday
  • December 25, 2020, Friday – Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2020, Wednesday – Rizal Day
  • December 31, 2020, Thursday – last day of the year

Plan your vacation leaves now for the 13 long weekends this 2020!


REGULAR HOLIDAYS

January 1, 2020, Wednesday – New Year’s Day

April 9, 2020, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2020, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday

April 10, 2020 – Good Friday

May 1, 2020, Friday – Labor Day

June 12, 2020, Friday – Independence Day

August 31, 2020, Monday – National Heroes’ Day

November 30, 2020, Monday – Bonifacio Day

December 25, 2020, Friday – Christmas Day

December 30, 2020, Wednesday – Rizal Day


SPECIAL NON-WORKING DAYS

January 25, 2020, Saturday – Chinese New Year

February 25, 2020, Tuesday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary

April 11, 2020 – Black Saturday

August 21, 2020, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1, 2020, Sunday – All Saints’ Day

December 8, 2020, Tuesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 31, 2020, Thursday – last day of the year


ADDITIONAL SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS:

November 2, 2020, Monday

December 24, 2020, Thursday


Best Destinations for each month of the year

We’re done rolling out the 2020 holiday calendar Philippines so now, we’ve rounded up a monthly travel guide for you to make the most out of your long weekend.

JANUARY: Vigan City

January surely has a lot of Philippine festivities namely the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Ati-Atihan in Aklan, and Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila. But the festival that will drop on a January holiday is the Vigan City Fiesta and Longganisa Festival in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

Vigan is not just famous for its rich culture and heritage sites such as Calle Crisologo but is also widely known for its delicacy— Vigan Longganisa (salami). During the festival, there will be a parade of different kinds of longganisa and lively street performances. Plan your trip to Vigan now and check out the 2020 calendar Philippines with holidays that made just for you!

Holidays

January 1, 2020, Wednesday – New Year’s Day

January 25, 2020, Saturday – Chinese New Year

Number of long weekends: 2

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FEBRUARY: Baguio City

Holiday

February 25, 2020, Tuesday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary

Number of long weekends: 1

Aside from being the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City is also known for its Panagbenga Festival. This is usually celebrated month-long in February. Many celebrities join and perform during the Panagbenga Festival. 

You’ll be amazed at how beautiful the gigantic flower floats are in Baguio! Aside from this, you’ll also feel like dancing when you hear the beats of the indigenous music performed during the street dance. So what are you waiting for? Review the 2020 calendar with holidays Philippines and include Baguio in your long weekend destination.

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APRIL: Batanes

Holidays

April 9, 2020, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday

April 10, 2020 – Good Friday

April 11, 2020 – Black Saturday

Number of long weekends: 1

April is the time when most Filipinos travel because most schools are on vacation already while for the office workers, their holidays start during the lenten season (Holy Week).

Batanes is a perfect place if you want to reflect on things and just have a retreat. Its scenic views and peaceful surroundings make up a tranquil retreat. The best place you can visit in Batanes is the Racuh A Payaman, Tayid Lighthouse and the Tukon Chapel in Basco.


MAY: Boracay

Holiday

May 1, 2020, Friday – Labor Day

Number of long weekends: 1

Before the Boracay rehabilitation, there was LaBoracay, a yearly event in Boracay every Labor Day that most tourists come for. But due to the new campaign of the Department of Tourism to maintain Boracay’s cleanliness, LaBoracay was stopped and changed to Love Boracay.

Here, you can still enjoy and party on Labor Day in Boracay, only in a lighter and cleaner way. You’ll also love how better-looking Boracay is now. Don’t miss this destination for your vacation and plot your vacation leaves on the 2020 holiday calendar Philippines above. It’s not listed as one of the best beaches in the world for nothing.

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JUNE: Siargao

Holiday:

June 12, 2020, Friday – Independence Day

Number of long weekends: 1

If you’re planning on canceling your beach escape this month because of the wet days, think again. With the rainy season in full effect, huge waves are coming to Siargao’s shoreline, making the Philippines a dream destination for surfers.

Satisfy your surfing cravings at the world-renowned Cloud 9 Beach. While for non-surfers, Siargao offers other great spots to enjoy like the Sugba Lagoon, Magpupungko Rock Pool and the 3-island trip (Naked, Guyam and Daku Islands).

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AUGUST: Intramuros

Holidays

August 21, 2020, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day

August 31, 2020, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day

Number of long weekends: 2

Walk, ride a kalesa, or bike your way through the streets of Intramuros to appreciate the history of the walled city. Must-visit landmarks include the San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedral, the Baluarte de San Diego, and Fort Santiago. Be sure to check out our 2020 holiday calendar Philippines above to guide you for the long weekends.

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NOVEMBER: Roxas City, Capiz

Holidays

November 1, 2020, Sunday – All Saints’ Day

November 2, 2020, Monday

November 30, 2020, Monday – Bonifacio Day

Number of long weekends: 2

If you’re looking for an eerie, creepy or just down right scary adventure this Halloween, then Roxas City in Capiz is the place to be! Story has it that aswangs (humans that posses into evil creatures that mostly eat humans) are notorious in this town. So when you travel to Roxas City, don’t be surprised to find houses with strings of garlic. Garlic, salt, holy water, and secret religious mantras, are believed to be powerful aswang-repellents.


DECEMBER: Palawan

Holidays

December 8, 2020, Tuesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 24, 2020, Thursday

December 25, 2020, Friday – Christmas Day

December 30, 2020, Wednesday – Rizal Day

December 31, 2020, Thursday – last day of the year

Number of long weekends: 3

December is one of the months that have lots of holidays. Take it to your advantage and spend your holidays in Palawan. You can choose to tour the Puerto Princesa Underground River, let Kayangan Lake in Coron take your breath away or kayak your way to Big and Small Lagoons in El Nido. You’ll never get bored when you visit Palawan. And when you do, don’t be too surprised to leave your heart there.

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How to Save on Your 2020 Holiday Trips

1. Plan ahead

Spontaneous trips are good but nothing beats planning your vacations ahead of time. This gives you enough time to save for your spendings and budget your expenses. Be sure to check the Philippines calendar 2020 we made above for you to better plot those trips.

2. Research 

Don’t just settle on one blog or travel tip before your getaway. The secret to fun, hassle-free and inexpensive vacation is research. With this, you’ll get to know even the tiniest detail of the place you plan to visit. Find out the best places to eat and low-cost rooms but with high-quality service

3. Wait for the Seat Sale

Why book an expensive flight when you can get it at Piso Fare promos of airlines? Most airlines offer cheap fare flights to any destinations. It’s just a matter of perfect timing and a whole lot of patience because when booking during the promo period, some sites tend to lag. 

4. Travel with a Group

Most of the time, traveling by groups saves a lot of money because you get to split the bill every time. 

5. Book your stay with ZEN Rooms

ZEN Rooms properties offer travelers the best quality rooms at an affordable price. Every property has great amenities and is in great locations making it close to major transportation hubs and tourist spots. Book ZEN Rooms here.

Frequently Asked Questions About 2020 Holiday Calendar Philippines

Q: What does a regular holiday mean in the Philippines?

A: Regular holidays in the Philippines are those that are regularly observed annually, typically on fixed dates like New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Christmas Day.

Q: What does a special holiday mean in the Philippines?

A: Special Holidays, also known as “Special Non-working days”, have more flexible dates.

Q: How many holidays are there in the Philippines in 2020?

A: There’s a whopping total of 19 holidays in 2020! 

Q: How many long weekends are there in the Philippines in 2020?

A: There are 13 long weekends in 2020.

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June 12 marks the day the Philippines celebrates its independence from centuries of Spanish rule in 1898. Philippines Independence Day is declared as a national holiday. Most Filipinos spend this holiday with family and friends to take a break from the bustling and hustling city life while others go on a trip down memory lane and reminisce the sacrifices that fellow Filipinos did for this long-fought-freedom.

This year, why not celebrate the Philippines Independence Day meaningfully by giving this list a try to show your love for the country even in small but significant ways.

Here are the things you can do to make the most out of the Philippine Independence Day!

1. Visit the National Museum

national museum manila

If you have been meaning to take advantage of the perpetually free admission to the Philippines’ National Museum, now’s the time to visit! Open this June 12 particularly in celebration of Philippines Independence Day, the National Museum is a great place to honor our independence by surrounding yourself with the Philippine culture, history, and biodiversity on display. There are three must-visit sections here: Art, Archaeology, and Natural History. So be sure to prepare your mind and body for long and thoughtful walks!

2. Stroll along Luneta Park

Why not rest your weary self this week by visiting the Luneta Park with family and friends this holiday? Take advantage of the no work, no school day to be one with nature and grasp the Philippine history by spending the day in a monumental place. You can unwind here by flying kites or by having a picnic. Also, don’t forget to catch the changing of the guards for the Rizal monument.

3. Explore Intramuros

Intramuros was where Manila’s most influential and wealthy citizens of the Spanish colonial period had lived. Explore the historic Walled City of Intramuros without spending a lot! Intramuros is one of the cheapest but amazing places in Manila that you can tour. You can either bike or just join the walking tours in the area. And once you’re there, you’ll feel like you’ve time-traveled to the past. There you’ll find Fort Santiago where Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned before his execution in 1896.

4. Eat Filipino street food

There truly is nothing more Filipino than Filipino food so, indulge yourself this Philippines Independence Day with the treats that you can find just on the streets! Don’t miss the isaw (chicken and pork intestines), fish balls, balut, penoy, and everyone’s favorite: kwek-kwek (quail eggs covered with orange batter).

Top it off with dessert in the form of sorbetes; the street-peddled ice cream in the Philippines. Eat them picnic-like with friends or while taking a walk in the park.

5. Movie marathon of Filipino historical movies

Binge watch the all-time Filipino historical films this Philippines Independence Day. You can never go wrong with the films José Rizal (1998), El Presidente (2012), Heneral Luna (2015), Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (2016), Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018), and Quezon’s Game (2019). These are just some of the films to commemorate this holiday with. If you haven’t seen any of them, there’s no other perfect time than now, to appreciate the road to Philippine freedom.

6. Book yourself a trip at the best value

Make the most out of the holiday by treating yourself to a great and affordable vacation! With over hundreds of ZEN properties all over Southeast Asia, it’s never been easier to explore and unwind wherever you choose this holiday or this summer.

Book now at zenrooms.com for the best value stay-cation and accommodation.

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