Metro Manila · Holidays in 2016
The Philippines has a high number of holidays throughout the year, most of them to celebrate religious festivities or national heroes. Here is the list of nationwide holidays in 2016.
So far the Presidential Palace Malacañang has announced 19 holidays for 2016. Many 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 salary for those days.
|January 1 (Friday)||New Year||Regular Holiday|
|January 2 (Saturday)||Additional Special Non-Working Day||Special Non-working Day|
|February 8 (Monday)||Chinese New Year||Special Non-working Day|
|February 25 (Thursday)||EDSA People Power Revolution||Special Non-Working Day|
|March 24 (Thursday)||Maundy Thursday||Regular Holiday|
|March 25 (Friday)||Good Friday||Regular Holiday|
|March 26 (Saturday)||Black Saturday||Special Non-Working Day|
|April 9 (Saturday)||Araw ng Kagitingan||Regular Holiday|
|May 1 (Sunday)||Labor Day||Regular Holiday|
|May 9 (Monday)||National Elections||Special Non-Working Day|
|June 12 (Sunday)||Independence Day||Regular Holiday|
|August 21 (Sunday)||Ninoy Aquino Day||Special Non-Working Day|
|August 29 (Monday)||National Heroes' Day||Regular Holiday|
|October 31 (Monday)||Additional Special Non-Working Day|
|November 1 (Tuesday)||All Saints Day||Special Non-Working Day|
|November 30 (Wednesday)||Bonifacio Day||Regular Holiday|
|December 24 (Saturday)||Christmas Eve||Special Non-Working Day|
|December 25 (Sunday)||Christmas Day||Regular Holiday|
|December 30 (Friday)||Rizal Day||Regular Holiday|
|December 31 (Saturday)||New Year’s Eve||Special Non-Working Holiday|