List of Official Holidays in the Philippines 2012

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Update 2012.08.13
August 20, 2012 is declared a holiday in the Philippines, for observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as per Proclamation No. 455 s. 2012.


We’ve got some early holiday gift from Malacanang Palace today: the list of official holidays in the Philippines 2012!

Malacanang announced the much anticipated list of Philippines Holiday 2012 and according to the Official Gazette, President Noynoy Aquino, signed Proclamation No. 295 last November 24, 2011. Proclamation No. 295 is entitled DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2012.

The Philippines Holiday 2012 is divided into 3 parts, the Regular Holidays, the Special Non-Working Days and the Special Holiday for all schools.

Regular Holidays 2012
New Year’s DayJanuary 1 (Sunday)
Maundy ThursdayApril 5 (Thursday)
Good FridayApril 6 (Friday)
Araw ng KagitinganApril 9 (Monday)
Labor DayMay 1 (Tuesday)
Independence DayJune 12 (Tuesday)

EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN) – August 20 (Monday)

National Heroes DayAugust 27 (Last Monday of August)

Bonifacio DayNovember 30 (Friday)
Christmas DayDecember 25 (Tuesday)
Rizal DayDecember 30 (Sunday)

Special (Non-Working) Days 2012
Chinese New YearJanuary 23 (Monday)
Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 21 (Tuesday)
All Saints DayNovember 1 (Thursday)
Additional special (non-working) day – November 2 (Friday)
Last Day of the YearDecember 31 (Monday)

Special Holiday (for all schools) 2012
EDSA Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Saturday)

The proclamation have provisions for the other holidays being celebrated by our Muslim brothers (Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha) but as the date of these celebrations are not yet fixed, other announcement will follow and will be added to the list of 2012 Philippine Holidays.

For more details kindly visit or the Official Gazette article in