List of 2018 Philippines Holidays Under Proclamation No. 269 of Pres. Duterte

By: Tax and Accounting Center Philippines

2018 Philippine Holidays

The President of the Philippines (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) issued Proclamation No. 269 dated July 17, 2017 declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holidays for calendar year 2018. Luckily, there are long weekends in the Philippines that each of us could maximize such as going for a land travel, tour overseas, make family vacations, and more. Below are the lists of 2018 holidays in the Philippines:

2015 Regular Holidays Philippines  

  1.  January 1, 2018 (Monday) – New Year’s Day
  2. March 29, 2018 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
  3. March 30, 2018 (Friday) – Good Friday
  4. April 9, 2018 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
  5. May 1, 2018 (Tuesday) – Labor Day
  6. June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) – Philippine Independence Day
  7. August 27, 2018 (Last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day
  8. November 30, 2018 (Friday) – Bonifacio Day
  9. December 25, 2018 (Tuesday) – Christmas Day
  10. December 30, 2018 (Sunday) – Rizal Day

2018 Special Non-working Days Philippines

  1. February 16, 2018 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
  2. February 25, 2018 (Sunday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  3. March 31, 2018 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
  4. August 21, 2018 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  5. November 1, 2018 (Thursday) – All Saint’s Day
  6. December 31, 2018 (Monday) – Last Day of the Year

2018 Additional Special Non-working Days in Philippines

  1. November 2 (Friday) – All Souls Day
  2. December 24, 2018 (Monday) – Day before Christmas Eve

Additional National Holdiay

  1. Eidul Fitr
  2. Eidul Adha

The above two (2) additional national holiday in the Philippines shall be declared based on a separate proclamation after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.


We commend the Office of the President for the early release of the 2018 list of Philippine holidays under Proclamation No. 269. At this early, business establishments, public offices, schools, and other private offices could plan ahead courses of action towards effective operations during those Philippine holidays under Proclamation No. 269.

For private and public employees, business owners, corporate officers, freelancers in the Philippines, and students of public and private schools, it is a good opportunity to plan a vacation in tourist destinations in the Philippines (e.g. Boracay Philippines, Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Davao, Camiguin, Leyte-Samar, etc), or plan travels abroad. Please note that it is best to book a plane ticket long ahead of travel dates for cheaper airline tickets.

Enjoy your Holidays!

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