10 long weekends to look forward to in 2020

Camille Alipio-Luzande

Planning on going on a long and well-deserved vacation next year, year 2020?  Well if you do, we’ll somehow be going to make things a whole lot easier for you. As early as now, we’re sharing a list of the likely 2020 holidays in the Philippines.

Although this list of the 2020 holidays in the Philippines isn’t official yet, but it will at least give you a clue on when to take a leave from work, so you can indulge on a long and relaxing getaway with yourself or with your family.

These dates may be modified as Malacañang Palace officials changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

In the meantime, check out these likely list of 2020 holidays in the Philippines, and start picking the dates for your vacation.

2020 Holidays in the Philippines

December 30, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Definitely the longest weekend to date for the New Year, since December 28 and December 29, 2019 are Saturday and Sunday respectively.

December 30, 2019, Monday is Rizal Day, December 31, 2019, Tuesday is New Year’s Eve, and lastly, January 1, 2020, Wednesday is New Year’s Day.

Definitely a great New Year’s weekend to have a time-off or probably a long weekend vacation with your family.

April 9, 2020 – April 12, 2020

Another long weekend to watch out for in the year 2020!

April 9, 2020 is both Araw ng Kagitingan and Maundy Thursday. April 10-12, 2020 would be Good Friday, Black Saturday, and Easter Sunday respectively—definitely a long holy weekend to look forward to!

You may plan a soul-searching or meditation trip for yourself or with your family or probably just spend the holidays in your provinces and plan on going to churches, the traditional way.

May 1, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Mostly everyone loves having a day off at their busy life or work schedule, thus they love May 1 because it’s a Labor Day holiday.

May 1 would be a Friday next year thus, May 2 and May 3 would fall in on a Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Well, I guess more days for that LABORacay you’ve been looking forward to with your barkada or family!

June 12, 2020 – June 14, 2020

June 12 Independence Day next year would fall in on a Friday, thus again June 13 and June 14 would be a weekend.

Another long weekend for a getaway or maybe just a staycation rather, especially if you’re feeling lazy to drive or to fly.

July 31, 2020 – August 2, 2020

July 31 isn’t the official Eid Al-Adha yet, since usually it can be rescheduled depends on the Muslim calendar.

But July 31 would fall in on a Friday, so basically another long weekend since August 1 and 2 would fall in on a weekend—probably a road trip this long weekend?

August 21, 2020 – August 23, 2020

Ninoy Aquino Day would fall in on a Friday next year, thus August 22 and 23 would fall in on a Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Another long weekend to plan your adventure you’ve been wanting to do!

August 29, 2020 – August 31, 2020

Since August 31, the National Heroes’ Day would fall in on a Monday, August 29 and 30 are basically a weekend.

A weekend of staycation or probably a well-deserved break from work would do.

November 28, 2020 – November 30, 2020

As we all know November 30 is a Bonifacio Day and it’s a Monday, meaning November 28 and 29 fall in on a weekend.

Another staycation with your family would do or a trip to your province to spend the weekend with the grandparents and cousins too!

December 24, 2020 – December 27, 2020

Do you want to go out-of-town with your family next Christmas or probably out-of-the-country? Well here’s your chance because in the year 2020 Christmas day would fall in on a very long weekend.

Here’s your chance to plan that out-of-the-country you’ve been wanting to do with your family!

December 30, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Just like that Christmas weekend, the New Year’s weekend is pretty a long weekend vacation too!

December 30 Rizal Day would be a Wednesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve would be a Thursday, and January 1, 2021 would be a Friday then the next would be weekends.

Here’s to another trip for you and your family out-of-the-country or just an out-of-town probably with your other relatives you’ve been wanting to see!

Here’s a handy infographic of the long weekends next year!

2020 holidays in the philippines

Source: Public Holidays Global, Office Holidays

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