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At the beginning of the New Year, many people eagerly await confirmation of any national or declared holidays within 2024. The month of January has a few national holidays. However, even at the beginning of the month, many people are eager to know if there is any upcoming declared holiday in February. To guide you with the holidays for this month, read below.
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Upcoming National Holidays and Events in February 2024
Similar to January, February is a month that has no national holidays within the Philippines. At the time of writing this guide, authorities have confirmed only one special non-working day.
The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines also detailed no official confirmation of a regular or declared non-working day under this month.
Chinese New Year
The only confirmed February holiday of 2024 in the Philippines is Chinese New Year, as declared by the 19th Senate Bill 1012. Unlike New Year’s Day, the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, stands out as one of the most widely celebrated holidays within the Chinese community in China.
While it wasn’t confirmed as a holiday in the country years ago, the Chinese New Year is now widely celebrated throughout the Chinese communities in the Philippines. This holiday is widely popular for its displays of the iconic Chinese lion and dragon dancing. It is set for February 10, 2024.
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
The EDSA Revolution Anniversary is held in commemoration of the EDSA people’s power revolt. It has been a memorable public holiday since 2002 and is known for being the end of dictatorship and the beginning of a democratic era.
Sadly, this coming 2024, the Malacañang has excluded the day from the list of regular holidays and special non-working days. The holiday is set for February 25, 2024, which leads to it being excluded due to the date currently set on a Sunday.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding or related to the upcoming holidays in February 2024.
Is February 25, 2024, a holiday?
February 25, 2024, marks the 22nd anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, which was once declared a special holiday. However, the Malacañang Palace has declared that this year’s anniversary is excluded from the list of special non-working days 2024.
The Office of the President released the statement and reasoned that February 25, 2024, is on a Sunday, a usual nonworking day.
Is February 24, 2024, a holiday in the Philippines?
At the time of this guide’s writing, no confirmed news or announcements declare that February 24 is a special holiday. The date is also set on a Saturday.
How many holidays are there in the Philippines in 2024?
The Malacañang Palace has officially declared and released a list confirming 18 regular holidays in 2024.
Is January 2, 2024, a special non-working holiday?
Due to New Year’s Day being on a Monday, many people have wondered if the following day, January 2, will also be declared a holiday. The government has confirmed that January 2 is not a confirmed special non working day.
In summary, as of 2024, there is only one confirmed holiday in February. The removal of the second holiday was due to its falling on a weekend. Despite various reactions to this development, further confirmation regarding any additional special non-working days is still pending.