Metro Manila · Holidays 2017
2016 has bid us goodbye and now we've got the new year in our midst. Are you ready for 2017? If you can't get enough of holidays in general, we've prepared the list of 2017 holidays for your reference.
The Philippines has a high number of holidays throughout the year, most of them religious festivities or commemoration of national heroes.
2017 will be a busy year for many Megacitizens but thankfully, there will be a number of holidays and special non-working holidays in Metro Manila and the rest of the Philippines.
So far the Presidential Palace Malacañang has announced 19 holidays for 2017. Some of them fall on a weekend this year, but the government often moves these holidays on a Friday or Monday on short notice, giving the people a long weekend.
The Philippines usually declares the Islamic holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha as public holidays as well. The exact dates depend on the Islamic calendar and will be announced later in the year.
Note also that workers earn double their pay for that day when they work on a regular holiday. Those who work on special non-working days get 130 percent of their wage for those days.
|1-Jan||Sunday||New Year's Day|
|28-Jan||Saturday||Chinese New Year|
|9-Apr||Sunday||The Day of Valor|
|Jun||Eid Ul Fitr|
|21-Aug||Monday||Ninoy Aquino Day|
|28-Aug||Monday||National Heroes Day|
|1-Nov||Wednesday||All Saints Day|
|31-Dec||Sunday||New Year's Eve|