It is the beginning of the new year, and people have recently finished celebrating with fireworks and various bonding experiences with loved ones. Within the first week of 2024, many people are eager for the upcoming holidays and special non-working days within the month. Here is a list of the upcoming January holidays of 2024 in the Philippines.
Holidays and Events in January 2024
In contrast to other months, such as November and December, January has a small number of national holidays. The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines informed only one confirmed holiday: New Year’s Day.
However, there are still several local celebrations that are annually held. Listed below are the confirmed holidays and local events that are slated for January 2024.
New Year’s Day
As aforementioned, the beginning of January also serves as the start of the new year. New Year’s Day is one of the most popular national holidays next to Christmas. Local governments have automatically marked New Year as a non-working day to celebrate the start of the year. It starts on January 1 at exactly 12:AM, the beginning of the day.
Feast of the Black Nazarene
The Feast of the Black Nazarene celebrated on January 9, is marked as a special non-working day in the City of Manila. This declaration is placed so the citizens can observe and participate in the festival. It was announced from Malacañang on Thursday, January 4, under Proclamation No. 434.
The Sinulog Festival, or Santo Nino Festival, is a vibrant annual festival celebrating religious and cultural roots. This festival is widely popular and is even known to be the first and most well-known festival out of many in the Philippines. The Sinulog Festival normally begins on the third Sunday of January.
FAQs in January 2024
Here are several frequently asked questions regarding the available events and holidays in 2024 in the Philippines.
Is January 23, 2024, a Holiday In The Philippines?
As stated by Republic Act No. 11014, January 23 has been declared “The First Philippine Republic Day”. The government announced that the day would be a special working holiday.
Is January 2, 2024, a Special Holiday?
While January 1 is widely celebrated for the New Year, several questions have asked whether the following day is a non-working day. However, the government has yet to declare that the following day will remain regular.
Is January 12, a Holiday in The Philippines?
As stated by the Republic Act No. 9778, the day of January 12 is declared a special non-working holiday in the City of Talisay to commemorate its founding day. The day has been known as the “Charter Day of the City of Talisay.”
What National Days are in January 2024?
As of the time of this article’s writing, there are no further declared national holidays within January. The only declared holiday is the New Year, which starts on January 1. Several annual festivals and events are still celebrated within the month.
There are a few national and declared holidays in January 2024 in the Philippines. However, several local festivals and events are situated within the month, such as the Feast of the Black Nazarene and the Sinulog Festival. Some days are also declared non-working days based on the government’s declaration. Thus, if you want to be updated on all the upcoming holidays and events for the year, visit our website for more information.