Malacañang releases regular, special holidays for 2020

Maris Federez


MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the President has released the official list of regular and special holidays for 2020.

Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (November 15), Proclamation No. 845 declares the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2020 that will be observed nationwide, as follows:

Regular Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, Wednesday
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9, Thursday
  • Maundy Thursday – April 9
  • Good Friday – April 10
  • Labor Day – May 1, Friday
  • Independence Day – June 12, Friday
  • National Heroes Day – August 31, Monday
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30, Monday
  • Christmas Day – December 25, Friday
  • Rizal Day – December 30, Wednesday

Special Non-Working Holidays

  • Chinese New Year – January 25, Saturday
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25, Tuesday
  • Black Saturday – April 11, Saturday
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21, Friday
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1, Sunday
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8, Tuesday
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31, Thursday

Additional Special Non-Working Days

  • November 2, Monday
  • December 24, Thursday

The proclamation further reads that separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be issued in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar, whichever is possible or convenient.

It adds that “the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.” /mbmf

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