Iloilo Holidays

Special Working and Non-Working Holidays 2021

Non-Working Holidays 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte recently issued Proclamation No.1107 (amending Proclamation No.986) declaring the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2021. They are the following:

Regular Holidays 2021:

  • New Year’s Day (1 January, Friday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan (9 April, Friday)
  • Maundy Thursday (1 April, Thursday)
  • Good Friday (2 April, Friday)
  • Labor Day (1 May, Saturday)
  • Independence Day (12 June, Saturday)
  • National Heroes Day (30 August, Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day (30 November, Tuesday)
  • Christmas Day (25 December, Saturday)
  • Rizal Day (30 December, Thursday)

Special Non-Working Days:

  • Chinese New Year (12 February, Friday)
  • EDSA People Power Revolution (25 February, Thursday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (21 August, Saturday)
  • Black Saturday (3 April, Saturday)
  • All Saint’s Day (1 November, Monday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary (8 December, Wednesday)

Special Working Days:

  • All Soul’s Day (2 November, Tuesday)
  • Christmas Eve (24 December, Friday)
  • Last Day of the Year (31 December, Friday)



About Chinese New Year: Officially known as the ‘Chinese New Year’, it is a festival celebrating the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunar calendar. In Chinese and East Asian countries, the festival is referred to as the ‘Spring Festival’ – starting with ‘lichun’, the first of the twenty-four solar terms. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. According to the Chinese New Year website, the 2021 celebration will fall on February 12, Friday, and will culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 26. The year 2021 will be the year of the Ox.

About EDSA People Power Revolution. The EDSA People Power Revolution was pivotal in the history of the Philippines. From February 22 to 25, 1986, million of Filipinos gathered along Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Metro Manila in a campaign of civil resistance, in a bid to end the 20-year term of then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos. This 2021, specifically February 25th, is the 35th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, commemorating the demonstrations that occurred in 1986.

About Ninoy Aquino Day. On August 21, 1983, after three years of exile in the United State, Benigno Simeon ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. was assassinated as he disembarked from a flight at the Manila International Airport. This event enraged Filipinos. Apart from this, the Philippine economy continued to deteriorate even further. His death added spark to the EDSA People Power Revolution, which was pivotal in the history of the Philippines. From February 22 to 25, 1986, million of Filipinos gathered along Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Metro Manila in a campaign of civil resistance, in a bid to end the 20-year term of then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

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