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Is January 2, 2023, a holiday in the Philippines?

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With the New Year’s Day set on a Sunday, the most important question now is whether January 2, 2023, is a holiday so Filipinos can continue enjoying their vacation a little bit more before being pushed “back to reality.” Find out if the second day of the year 2023 is a holiday in this blog!

The last days of December and the early days of January are always the most jam-packed weeks of the holidays. So for working Filipinos, it is all about planning the right days to file for leave to enjoy the holidays as much as possible.

If you can still file for leave, we suggest filing for January 3, 2023, because Monday, January 2, has been declared as a special non-working holiday by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.!

On November 9, 2022, the President declared a new set of 2023 holidays in the Philippines through Proclamation No. 90. This new proclamation updates the previous Proclamation No. 42, signed in August, which also declares the list of 2023 holidays.

Included in the Special Non-Working Days section is January 2, 2023.

LIST: Official Philippine Holidays in 2023

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 November 30, 2022, a holiday in the Philippines?

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