Malacañang announces holidays for 2022

All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) next year will remain as “special working days”.

Malacañang released Friday the list of regular and special working and non-working holidays for 2022.

All Souls’ Day (November 2), Christmas Eve, (December 24), and New Year’s Eve (December 31) next year were declared special working days like in 2021.

Through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 1236, the Palace declared the following days as holidays:

SUB: Regular holidays

  • January 1 (Saturday) – New Year’s Day
  • April 9 (Saturday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 14 – Maundy Thursday
  • April 15 – Good Friday
  • May 1 (Sunday) – Labor Day
  • June 12 (Sunday) – Independence Day
  • August 29 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day
  • November 30 (Wednesday) – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25 (Sunday) – Christmas Day
  • December 30 (Friday) – Rizal Day

SUB: Special non-working days

  • February 1 (Tuesday) – Chinese New Year
  • February 25 (Friday) EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary
  • April 16 – Black Saturday
  • August 21 (Sunday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1 (Tuesday) – All Saints’ Day
  • December 8 (Thursday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

SUB: Special working days

  • November 2 (Wednesday) – All Souls’ Day
  • December 24 (Saturday) – Christmas Eve
  • December 31 (Saturday) – Last day of the year

“For the country to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruptions and commemorating some special holidays as special (working) days instead,” said the President.

Duterte will issue separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha after the exact dates of these Islamic holidays have been determined upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

Eid’l Fitr is the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan while Eid’l Adha is the Feast of Sacrifice — two most important holidays in the Muslim calendar.

The Department of Labor and Employment is tasked with enforcing the implementing guidelines for the proclamation.

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