With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1236, which was signed this October 29.

There will be a total of 16 regular and special non-working holidays for 2022.  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 1236, there will be at least four three-day weekends next year, including the Lenten holidays.

A. Regular Holidays

January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day (Saturday)
April 9, 2022 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Saturday)
April 14, 2022 – Maundy Thursday
April 15, 2022 – Good Friday*
May 1, 2022 – Labor Day (Sunday)
June 12, 2022 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Sunday)
August 29, 2022 – National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)*
November 30, 2022 – Bonifacio Day (Wednesday)
December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day (Sunday)
December 30, 2022 – Rizal Day (Friday)*

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President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the list of national holidays for 2022 (Photo credits: Philippine News Agency)

B. Special non-working days

February 1, 2022 – Chinese New Year (Tuesday)
February 25, 2022 – EDSA People Power Anniversary (Friday)*
April 16, 2022 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2022 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Sunday)
November 1, 2022 – All Saints’ Day (Tuesday)
December 8, 2022 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Thursday)

C. Special Working Days

November 2, 2022 – All Souls’ Day (Wednesday)
December 24, 2022 – Christmas Eve (Saturday)
December 31, 2022 – Last day of the year (Saturday)

(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.)


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