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Is December 26, 2022, a holiday in the Philippines?

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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:

Regular Holidays
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2023 (Saturday)
Araw ng KagitinganApril 10, 2023 (Monday nearest April 9)
Maundy ThursdayApril 6, 2023
Good FridayApril 7, 2023
Labor DayMay 1, 2023 (Monday)
Independence DayJune 12, 2023 (Monday)
National Heroes DayAugust 28, 2023 (last Monday of August)
Bonifacio DayNovember 27, 2023 (Monday nearest November 30)
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2023 (Monday)
Rizal DayDecember 30, 2023 (Saturday)
Special Non-Working Days
EDSA People Power Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25, 2023 (Saturday)
Black SaturdayApril 8, 2023
Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 21, 2023 (Monday)
All Saints’ DayNovember 1, 2023 (Wednesday)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of MaryDecember 8, 2023 (Friday)
Last Day of the YearDecember 31, 2023 (Sunday)
Additional Special Non-Working DaysJanuary 2, 2023 (Monday)
November 2, 2023 (Thursday)

  – WhatALife!

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Also read: Is December 30, 2022, a holiday in the Philippines?

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