President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 269, declaring those 18 red-letter days for the Year 2018.
The Malacañang Palace has released complete list of Philippine Holidays for the Year 2018. It is stated the regular holidays and the special non-working holidays.
Start marking your calendars now for your soon-to-be-travels and celebrate special occasions with your family or a simple vacation out of town, because Year 2018 will have 18 holidays to date.
Check out the list of Year 2018 Holidays below.
- January 1, 2018 (Monday) – New Year’s Day
- March 29, 2018 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
- March 30, 2018 (Friday) – Good Friday
- April 9, 2018 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
- May 1, 2018 (Tuesday) – Labor Day
- June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) – Independence Day
- August 27, 2018 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
- November 30, 2018 (Friday) – Bonifacio Day
- December 25, 2018 (Tuesday) – Christmas Day
- December 30, 2018 (Sunday) – Rizal Day
Special Non-Working Days:
- February 16, 2018 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
- February 25, 2018 (Sunday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- March 31, 2018 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
- August 21, 2018 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
- November 1, 2018 (Thursday) – All Saints’ Day
- December 31, 2018 (Monday) – Last Day of the Year
Additional Special Non-Working Days:
- November 2, 2018 (Wednesday) – All Souls’ Day
- December 24, 2018 (Monday) – Christmas Eve
These two additional non-working days were included in the list from 2017 to give more time to commemorate All Saints’ Day and Christmas Day and promote domestic tourism.
The proclamation for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar. Only then will the dates of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha be issued and announced.
Employees who work on holidays are paid more than the overtime rate on regular days (regular hourly rate + 25 percent of regular hourly rate).
You are paid at least 200% of the sum of your daily rate and cost of living allowance, if you are working on regular holidays.
And you are paid at least 130% of the sum of your daily rate and cost of living allowance, if you work on special non-working days.
Why is it important to know the dates of Philippine Holidays for 2018?
For family-oriented people, it is important to know the dates ahead of time so you can still plan for your family vacation or gathering such as birthdays, anniversaries, or even just a small special occasion out-of-town.
For Filipino citizens who are travel enthusiast, if you know the dates of holidays, it will help you prepare for your upcoming expenses and book your travels earlier especially when there are available promo fares.