Metro Manila · Holidays in 2015
Malacañang Palace has announced the regular and special non-working holidays this 2015. Note that the Philippines have so-called long weekends. This happens when a holiday falls on a weekend and the President deems Friday or Monday a holiday.
This 2015, expect 10 regular holidays and seven special non-working holidays. The Philippines considers the Islamic holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha as public holidays. Malacañang announces the exact dates depending on the Islamic calendar.
Observe that when a holiday falls on a weekend, the President declares the Friday or Monday as a non-working day thus resulting to a long weekend. There are already nine confirmed long weekends (if you include New Year's 2016), and there might be more to come! 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 salary for those days.
For the National Capital Region, January 15, 16 and 19 have been declared special Non-Working Holidays due to the Papal visit. This will not only allow more people to see Pope Francis, but hopefully also ease Manila's horrific traffic a bit during his stay.
|January 1 (Thursday)||New Year||Regular Holiday|
|January 2 (Friday)||Additional Special Non-Working Day||Special Non-working Holiday|
|January 15, 16, 19 (Thursday, Friday, Monday)||Special Non-Working Days in the National Capital Region in view of the Papal visit||Special Non-Working Days (NCR only!)|
|February 19 (Thursday)||Chinese New Year||Special Non-working Holiday|
|February 25 (Wednesday)||People Power Revolution||Special Holiday for all Schools|
|April 2 (Thursday)||Maundy Thursday||Regular Holiday|
|April 3 (Friday)||Good Friday||Regular Holiday|
|April 4 (Saturday)||Black Saturday||Special Non-Working Holiday|
|April 9 (Thursday)||Araw ng Kagitingan||Regular Holiday|
|May 1 (Friday)||Labor Day||Regular Holiday|
|June 12 (Friday)||Independence Day||Regular Holiday|
|August 21 (Friday)||Ninoy Aquino Day||Special Non-Working Holiday|
|August 31 (Monday)||National Heroes' Day||Regular Holiday|
|November 1 (Sunday)||All Saints Day||Special Non-Working Holiday|
|November 17-20 (Tuesday-Friday)||APEC Philippines 2015||Special Non-Working Holiday|
|November 30 (Monday)||Bonifacio Day||Regular Holiday|
|December 24 (Thursday)||Christmas Eve||Special Non-Working Holiday|
|December 25 (Friday)||Christmas Day||Regular Holiday|
|December 30 (Wednesday)||Rizal Day||Regular Holiday|
|December 31 (Thursday)||New Year’s Eve||Special Non-Working Holiday|