NINE LONG WEEKENDS | List of holidays for 2018 according to Malacañang

NINE LONG WEEKENDS | List of holidays for 2018 according to Malacañang

With just a little over five months remaining in 2017, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2017. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 269, which was signed last July 17.

There will be a total of 18 regular and special non-working holidays for 2017.  Other than those, there is also the two Muslim holidays that are observed nationwide – Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. As mandated by law, there will be separate holiday proclamations for those from Office of the President once the National Council for Muslim Filipinos makes a recommendation regarding the date.

Based on Proclamation 269, there will be at least nine three-day weekends next year, including the Lenten, Christmas, and New Year holidays.

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President Rodrigo Duterte has released the list of holidays for 2018 (Credits: Philippine Information Agency)

A. Regular Holidays

January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day (Monday)*
March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday
March 30, 2018 – Good Friday*
April 9, 2018 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Monday)*
May 1, 2018 – Labor Day (Tuesday)
June 12, 2018 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Tuesday)
August 27, 2018 – National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)*
November 30, 2018 – Bonifacio Day (Friday)*
December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day (Tuesday)
December 30, 2018 – Rizal Day (Sunday)

B. Special non-working days

February 16, 2018 – Chinese New Year (Friday)*
February 25, 2018 – EDSA People Power Anniversary (Sunday)
March 31, 2018 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2018 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Tuesday)
November 1, 2018 – All Saints’ Day (Thursday)
November 2, 2018 – All Souls’ Day (Friday)*
December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve (Monday)*
December 31, 2018 – Last day of the year (Monday)*

(Note: Those marked with * are holidays that create a three-day weekend. Please visit The Filipino Scribe regularly for updates on local and national holidays and their corresponding pay rules.)




Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here:

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