The 2016 Holidays have been declared by Malacanang Office of the President. We now have a LIST of Regular and Special Holidays (working and non-working) to guide us by for next year’s trip and vacation planning. How many long weekends will there be for 2016? Check below for the information and list of 2016 long weekends.
Malacanang declared the 2016 holidays by virtue of Proclamation No 1105, series of 2015. There will be a separate proclamation for the official holiday date for 2016 Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha . Once that info is release, this post will be updated. You can bookmark this post for your easy and fast reference.
List of Philippine Holidays for 2016
January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
January 2, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day for New Years 2016
February 8, 2016, Friday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
February 25, 2016, Thursday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday for all schools only, Private and Government employees still has to work.)
March 24,2016, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
March 25, 2016, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
March 26, 2016, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
April 9, 2016, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
May 1, 2016, Sunday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)
June 12, 2016, Sunday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)
JULY NO HOLIDAYS
** Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha 2016 date will be announced later. As of today June 29, 2016 – NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT YET for these Muslim holidays. Please check back again in the next few days, we are monitoring the announcement by the Philippines Official Gazette regarding Eid’l Fit’r and Eidul Adha holidays. Update will be posted once there is an OFFICIAL announcement.
Update July 3, 2016: The Ei’d al-Fitr holiday will be this July 6 (Wednesday). The official declaration is expected this Monday or Tuesday, but Presidential Communication Office Secretary Marin Andanar has mentioned July 6 as the holiday date in an interview via Radyo ng Bayan.
UPDATE July 4, 2016: OFFICIAL DECLARATION of JULY 6, 2016 as a National Non-working Holiday for Eid’l Fitr 2016
August 21, 2016, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 29, 2016, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
SEPTEMBER NO HOLIDAYS
UPDATE September 6, 2016 = Possible Eid’l Adha declaration for September 12, 2016. BUT THIS IS NOT YET OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED. Once Ei’d il Adha is declared by Malacanang officially, I will update this note.
UPDATE September 6 noontime: JUST IN Official declaration of Eid’l Adha for September 12, 2016. See the screenshot of the Malacanang proclamation:
October 31, 2016, Monday – Additional special (non-working) days for All Saint’s Day long weekend
November 1, 2016, Tuesday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30, 2016, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
December 24, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day for Christmas
December 25, 2016, Sunday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
December 30, 2016, Friday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
December 31, 2016, Saturday – Last day of the year (Additional Special non-working day for New Year’s 2017)
***January 1, 2017, Sunday – New Year’s Eve 2017 ( Regular Holiday)
LIST of LONG WEEKENDS 2016
So far we are all looking at 6 long weekends for 2016, this number might go up depending on whether or not the official holiday declaration for 2016 Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will fall on a Friday or Monday.
January 1, 2, 3 – This is Friday to Sunday, long weekend due to New Year’s Day holiday.
February 8, 9, 10 – This is 3 days long weekend Friday to Sunday due to Chinese New Year celebration.
March 24, 25, 26, 27 – 4 Days long weekend for the observation of the Holy Week from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday 2016.
August 27, 28, 29 – This is a 3 days long weekend Saturday to Monday due to the National Heroes Day 2016 celebration.
October 29, 30, 31 to November 1 – This is a 4 days long weekend Saturday to Tuesday for All Saint’s Day
December 30, 31 to January 1, 2017 – A 3 days long weekend from Friday to Sunday for the celebration of Rizal Day all the way to New Year’s Day holiday 2017.
Holiday List Source: Malacanang Proclamation for 2016 Holidays
LOCAL LEVEL HOLIDAYS
Aside from the national declared holidays there are also local level holidays which are special non-working days for the concered cities/provinces. Usually these are to celebrate Charter Days, Founding Days, major festivals, etc. Get in touch with your local information office to confirm the additional holiday(s) for your place.
Example of local holidays for 2016 are (these dates are extrapolated from the 2015 celebrations, this might change so please consult the governor or mayor’s office in your place)
August 6, 2016 – Special non-working holiday for Cebu province for its Charter Day Anniversary.
August 25, 2016 – Special non-working holiday for Ilo-ilo province for its 79th Charter Day
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