Plan Ahead: 2023 PH List of Long Holiday Weekends

Posted by DG, Date posted at November 4, 2022

The coming year of 2023 not only sees pandemic restrictions getting much more relaxed but also presents itself with all the joy and glee of having nine, yes, a total of nine long holiday weekends. Imagine that. Guys, let’s make it the best year and cut ourselves loose from an overdrawn delay of festivities, rejoicing and simply roaming around freely with a better environment to swim in.

This is official, President Bongbong Marcos inked Proclamation 42 presenting the list of 2023’s regular holidays and special non-working days. Get ready and mark them on your calendars:

Continue reading for the list of regular holidays, special non-working days and additional special non-working days.

Regular Holidays

January 1 (Sunday)New Year’s Day
April 9 (Sunday)Araw ng Kagitingan
April 6Maundy Thursday
April 7Good Friday
May 1 (Monday)Labor Day
June 12 (Monday)Independence Day
August 28 (last Monday of August)National Heroes Day
November 30 (Thursday)Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Monday)Christmas Day
December 30 (Saturday)Rizal Day

Special Non-Working Days

February 25 (Saturday)EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 8Black Saturday
August 21 (Monday)Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1 (Wednesday)All Saints’ Day
December 8 (Friday)Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary
December 31 (Sunday)Last Day of the Year

Additional Special Non-Working Days

  • November 2 (Thursday) – All Souls’ Day
  • There are essential mentions of certain holidays cited here. He emphasized the relevance of celebrating the 37th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, to quote  “which ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country.”
  • Black Saturday, which falls on April 8, 2023, is singled out and cited as a traditionally declared special non-working day in the entire country, in observance of Holy Week, “one of the most cherished traditions of our predominantly Catholic people.”
  • Republic Act (RA) 10966 included December 8 of every year must be celebrated as a special non-working holiday nationwide to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
  • August 21 is observed as a national non-working holiday to commemorate the death anniversary of former Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr.
  • The standout additional special non-working day in 2023 is November 2. For 2022, November 2 was declared only as a special working day. The decision to add November 2 for 2023 as an additional special non-working day in 2023 was to “strengthen family ties by providing more time for the traditional All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day activities, as well as promote domestic tourism.”
  • The holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued once the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.   

List of Long weekends 2023 Philippines 

We grouped the holidays for 2023 into chunks of long weekends to further make it easier for you folks how to plan things out. We were also planning to have the year’s upcoming festivals included here but there are so far no official announcements if they are indeed pushing through. Don’t worry, we’ll be on the lookout and post the latest information here for you as soon as possible.

AprilApril 6 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday
April 8 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
April through MayApril 29 (Saturday)
April 30 (Sunday)
May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day
JuneJune 10 (Saturday)
June 11 (Sunday)
June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day 
AugustAugust 19 (Saturday)
August 20 (Sunday)
August 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
August 26 (Saturday)
August 27 (Sunday)
August 28 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
NovemberNovember 2 (Thursday) – All Souls Day 
November 3 (Friday) 
November 4 (Saturday)
November 5 (Sunday)
November through DecemberNovember 30 (Thursday) – Bonifacio Day
December 1 (Friday)
December 2 (Saturday)
December 3 (Sunday)
DecemberDecember 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 9 (Saturday)
December 10 (Sunday)
December 23 (Saturday)
December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 

Go ahead and set vacation goals, holiday plans and awesome getaways for 2023, folks. We hope that this guide helped you pinpoint when to apply for vacation leaves to go along with the holidays ahead of the office crowd. It’s also best to check out the resorts, islands, mountain cabins, casino resorts, or even the best tiny Airbnb sites as well. Would you like to write about favorite vacation ideas? Just drop us a comment below and we’ll work on getting the info for you. Cheers!

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