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.
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)