Is December 26, 2022 a holiday in the Philippines? Find out below!
MANILA PHILIPPINES — Through Proclamation No. 115., President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. declares December 26, 2022, as a special non-working holiday in the Philippines. It was signed today, December 22, 2022.
The proclamation states that the decision to make the day after Christmas a non-working holiday is to allow Filipinos to have more time with their families and promote domestic tourism.
“WHEREAS, a longer weekend will encourage families to get together and strengthen their relationship towards a more productive environment, and will promote domestic tourism,” wrote the proclamation.
December 25, 2022 falls on a Sunday, so making Monday as a holiday will be beneficial to many Filipinos to rest fully during Christmas.
See the official proclamation below:
The remaining holidays in 2022
The year 2022 will end in less than two months. The following are the remaining holidays declared this year:
- December 24, Saturday – Christmas Eve [WORKING HOLIDAY]
- December 25, Sunday – Christmas Day [REGULAR HOLIDAY]
- December 30, Friday – Rizal Day [REGULAR HOLIDAY]
- December 31, Saturday – Last Day of the Year [WORKING HOLIDAY]
2023 official list of holidays
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has signed Proclamation No. 90, which declares the official holidays next year, 2023. The list includes regular holidays and special non-working holidays. The new proclamation replaces the list of holidays signed in August through Proclamation 42
See the list of official regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines in 2023 below:
|New Year’s Day||January 1, 2023 (Saturday)|
|Araw ng Kagitingan||April 10, 2023 (Monday nearest April 9)|
|Maundy Thursday||April 6, 2023|
|Good Friday||April 7, 2023|
|Labor Day||May 1, 2023 (Monday)|
|Independence Day||June 12, 2023 (Monday)|
|National Heroes Day||August 28, 2023 (last Monday of August)|
|Bonifacio Day||November 27, 2023 (Monday nearest November 30)|
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2023 (Monday)|
|Rizal Day||December 30, 2023 (Saturday)|
|Special Non-Working Days|
|EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary||February 25, 2023 (Saturday)|
|Black Saturday||April 8, 2023|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||August 21, 2023 (Monday)|
|All Saints’ Day||November 1, 2023 (Wednesday)|
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary||December 8, 2023 (Friday)|
|Last Day of the Year||December 31, 2023 (Sunday)|
|Additional Special Non-Working Days||January 2, 2023 (Monday)|
November 2, 2023 (Thursday)