Official 2012 Philippine Holidays and List of Long Weekends

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Official 2012 Philippine Holidays and List of Long Weekends

Never too early to start planning your weekends for surf trips. Also, this list will come in handy to prepare for those “sunod-sunod” na Surf Competitions and Festivals. There’s about 18 holidays and 9 long weekends this 2012 (I think). But you know us here at LokalSoul, everyday is a holiday! (we wish). Happy New Year!

bacnotan, la union on a weekend


January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
January 23 (Monday) – Chinese New Year
February 25 (Saturday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
April 5 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
April 6 (Friday) – Good Friday
April 9 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Tuesday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Tuesday) – Independence Day
August 19 (Sunday) – Eid’l Fitr
August 21 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
August 27 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
October 26 (Friday) – Eid’l Adha
November 1 (Thursday) – All Saints Day
November 2 (Friday) – Special (non-working) Day
November 30 (Friday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Tuesday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Sunday) – Rizal Day
December 31 (Monday) – Last Day of the Year


January 21-23 — Chinese New Year
April 5-9 — Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan
April 28 – May 1 — Labor Day
August 18-21 — Eid-al-Fitr and Ninoy Aquino Day
August 25-27 — National Heroes Day
October 26-28 — Eid-al-Adha
November 1-4 — All Saints’ Day
November 30-Dec 2 — Bonifacio Day
December 29-Jan 1 — New Year

*information from and


  1. Jing says:

    “april 28 to may 1” is a long weekend? is april 30 also a non-working holiday? cool! 🙂

  2. lokalsoul says:

    i sure hope so! hahahaha

  3. April 5-9 — Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan – malipit na! hehehehehe

  4. violeta gonzales says:

    is april 30,2012 a non-working holiday?

  5. Joseph Jay Gliponeo says:

    sana isama ang private company pagtumama sa saturday ang holiday para lahat long weekend talaga, dapat isama sa announcement ng malacañang para hindi maka reklamo ang company, kasi ibang company magulang pinapapasok pa rin kasi wala daw sabi malacañang. yon lang po.

  6. sasha says:

    is eidl fitr confirm august 20,2012 ang nin oy aquino august 21,2012? confirm holiday? sana i announce na ng mas maaga!!!

  7. myriam deiparine says:

    hello, ask ko lng po if August 20 is special non-working holiday? kapalit po ba ito na August 19?…salamat po…

  8. KC says:

    is August 25, 2012 a holiday in Iloilo?thank you.

  9. tata noble says:

    it was listed that saturday was included in all long week-end holidays. we understand that government employees are NOT working on saturdays.. How about private employees that work on that day? are these declarations applicable to us, private employees? i hope u have a concrete answer.. thank you

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