LIST: PH holidays & long weekends this 2020


Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last November 15, 2019, under proclamation no. 845, here’s a list of all the Regular Holidays and Special Non-working days—along with 11 long weekends you shouldn’t miss!

Regular Holiday | January 1 (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day

Special non-working day | January 25 (Saturday) – Chinese New Year


You might want to consider applying for leave on the 24th to enjoy the long weekend from February 22 to 25.

Special non-working day | February 25 (Tuesday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary


Don’t worry, you guys. Summer’s coming anyway.


End of School Year 2019-2020 on April 9, together with the celebration for Araw Ng Kagitingan. Moreover, it also marks the start of the Holy Week—April 9 to be Maundy Thursday, followed by Good Friday, Black Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Consequently, having four days of rest and reflection.

Regular Holiday | April 9 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday & Araw Ng Kagitingan; April 10 (Friday) – Good Friday

Special non-working day | April 11 (Saturday) – Black Saturday


Another long weekend ahead following Labor Day!

Regular Holiday | May 1 (Friday) – Labor Day

Islamic Holiday | May 24* (Sun) – Eidul Fitr


There will be an additional one day for the long weekend of the Kagay-anons because of the city’s Charter Day celebration.

Regular Holiday | June 12 (Friday) – Independence Day

Special non-working day | June 15 (Monday) – Cagayan de Oro Charter Day


The date for Eidul Adha is only an estimate. National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is yet to inform the President’s office of the actual day.

Islamic Holiday | July 31* (Friday) – Eidul Adha


Say hello to a lot of weekend escapades this August!

Special non-working day | August 21 (Friday) – Ninoy Aquino Day; August 27*-28 (Thursday-Friday) – Higalaay Festival

Regular Holiday | August 31 (Monday) – National Heroes’ Day


Well, August pretty much had it all, so September doesn’t have any.


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October isn’t buzzing with holidays. But at the end of a month-long hustle, you’ll be rewarded with a long weekend starting October 31.

You might want to consider filing a leave some time in the 29th or 30th to leave the town earlier for the Undas 2020.


Hello Bonifacio Day! Thank you for yet again another long weekend.

Special non-working day | November 1 (Sunday) – All Saints’ Day; November 2 (Monday) – All Souls’ Day

Regular Holiday | November 30 (Monday) – Bonifacio Day


December 24 is also declared as a Special non-working day, giving us a long weekend ahead. Probably you would want to apply for leave on the 28th and 29th to make your holiday-cation more worth it! Long weekend: December 24 to January 3.

Special non-working day | December 8 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary; December 24 (Thursday); December 31 (Wednesday) – Last Day of the Year

Regular Holiday | December 25 (Friday) – Christmas Day; December 30 (Wednesday) – Rizal Day



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Have a great 2020 escapades ahead!

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