LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2023

LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2023

With only four remaining in 2022, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2023. President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. made the announcement through Proclamation 42, which was signed last August 22.

There will be a total of 17 regular and special non-working holidays for 2023.  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 42, there will be at least seven three-day weekends next year, including the Lenten holidays.

A. Regular Holidays

January 1, 2023 – New Year’s Day (Sunday)
April 9, 2023 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Sunday)
April 6, 2023 – Maundy Thursday
April 7, 2023 – Good Friday*
May 1, 2023 – Labor Day (Monday)*
June 12, 2023 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Monday)*
August 28, 2023 – National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)*
November 30, 2023 – Bonifacio Day (Thursday)
December 25, 2023 – Christmas Day (Monday)*
December 30, 2023 – Rizal Day (Saturday)

B. Special non-working days

February 25, 2023 – EDSA People Power Anniversary (Saturday)
April 8, 2023 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2023 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Monday)*
November 1, 2023 – All Saints’ Day (Wednesday)
December 8, 2023 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Friday)*

C. Special Working Days

November 2, 2023 – All Souls’ Day (Thursday)
December 31, 2023 – Last day of the year (Sunday)

Despite speculations that the anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution and the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino, Jr.’s assassination will no longer be declared holidays under the Marcos administration, that does not appear the case at least for 2023.

Note that those marked with an asterisk 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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