#WalangPasok – Official list of Philippine holidays for 2024

#WalangPasok – Official list of Philippine holidays for 2024

With just over two months left in 2023, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for 2024. President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. made the announcement through Proclamation 368, which was signed last October 11.

Based on Proclamation 368, there will be a total of 18 regular and special non-working holidays for 2024.  Additional to these are the two Muslim holidays that are observed nationwide – Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. As mandated by law, the Office of the President will be releasing once the National Council for Muslim Filipinos makes a recommendation regarding the date.

Based on Proclamation 368, there will be at least five three-day weekends next year, including the Lenten holidays. Click this link to read the full text of Proclamation 368.

A. Regular Holidays

January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day (Monday)*
March 28, 2024 – Maundy Thursday
March 29, 2024 – Good Friday*
April 9, 2024 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
May 1, 2024 – Labor Day (Wednesday)
June 12, 2023 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Wednesday)
August 26, 2024 – National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)*
November 30, 2024 – Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
December 25, 2023 – Christmas Day (Wednesday)
December 30, 2023 – Rizal Day (Monday)*

B. Special non-working days

February 10, 2024 – Chinese New Year (Saturday)
March 30, 2024 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2024 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
November 1, 2024 – All Saints’ Day (Friday)*
November 2, 2024 – All Souls’ Day (Saturday)
December 8, 2024 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Sunday)
December 31, 2024 – Last day of the year (Tuesday)

Shortley after the release of this proclamation, Marcos critics quickly pointed out that the 38th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution which is scheduled for 25 February 2024, Sunday, has not been included as a special non-working holiday. Multiple media organizations have noted that the administration has not explained its rationale behind this decision.

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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