Proclamation 655 – Philippine holidays for 2014

2014 Calendar Holidays Philippines

President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation 655 which lists all national holidays for the year 2014. The proclamation, signed last September 25, was released a full three months before 2013 ends. Click here to read the full text of Proclamation 655.

Filipinos will enjoy at least 18 holidays for 2013, regular holidays and special non-working days combined. They are the following:

Regular Holidays


January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day

April 9, 2014 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Fall of Bataan)

April 17, 2014 – Maundy Thursday

April 18, 2014 – Good Friday


May 1, 2014 – Labor Day


June 12, 2014 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day)


August 25, 2014 – National Heroes Day


November 30, 2014 – Bonifacio Day


December 25, 2014 – Christmas Day


December 30, 2014 – Rizal Day

Special non-working days


January 31, 2014 – Chinese New Year

February 25, 2014 – EDSA People Power Anniversary (for schools only)


April 19, 2014 – Black Saturday


August 21, 2014 – Ninoy Aquino Day


November 1, 2014 – All Saints’ Day


Additional non-working days


December 24, 2014 – Christmas Eve

December 26, 2014 – Day after Christmas


December 31, 2014 – Last day of the year

Two additional holidays will be declared in the second half of 2014 in connection with the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, two sacred days in Islam. The dates for these, which are both national holidays, will be determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos based on the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.

(PS: Please visit this The Filipino Scribe regularly for updates on local and national holidays and their corresponding pay rules.)




Mark Madrona

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