Everyone loves holidays because it’s a great time to go on vacations or simply to relax at home with their families. If you’re planning to go on a vacation or book a flight, you can check out our list of Philippine holidays 2019 to help you with your plans. Here you will know the exact dates of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines.
The list of Philippine holidays for 2019 was announced on August 16, 2018, in a proclamation signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. On the list are well-known regular holidays such as Christmas Day and special non-working holidays such as the Chinese New Year.
The dates for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha depend on the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is convenient or possible. These holidays will be announced in future proclamations after the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos informs the Office of the President of the said dates.
List of Philippine Holidays 2019
|Date||Name of Holiday||Type|
|January 1, 2019 (Tuesday)||New Year's Day||Regular holiday|
|February 5, 2019 (Tuesday)||Chinese New Year||Special non-working holiday|
|February 25, 2019 (Monday)||EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary||Special non-working holiday|
|April 9, 2019 (Tuesday)||Araw ng Kagitingan||Regular holiday|
|April 18, 2019||Maundy Thursday||Regular holiday|
|April 19, 2019||Good Friday||Regular holiday|
|April 20, 2019||Black Saturday||Special non-working holiday|
|May 1, 2019 (Wednesday)||Labor Day||Regular holiday|
|June 12, 2019 (Wednesday)||Independence Day||Regular holiday|
|August 21, 2019 (Wednesday)||Ninoy Aquino Day||Special non-working holiday|
|August 26, 2019 (Monday)||National Heroes Day||Regular holiday|
|November 1, 2019 (Friday)||All Saints' Day||Special non-working holiday|
|November 2, 2019 (Saturday)||All Souls' Day||Special non-working holiday|
|November 30, 2019 (Saturday)||Bonifacio Day||Regular holiday|
|December 8, 2019 (Sunday)||Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary||Special non-working holiday|
|December 24, 2019 (Tuesday)||Christmas Eve||Special non-working holiday|
|December 25, 2019 (Wednesday)||Christmas Day||Regular holiday|
|December 30, 2019 (Monday)||Rizal Day||Regular holiday|
|December 31, 2019 (Tuesday)||Last Day of the Year||Special non-working holiday|
Long Weekends in 2019
Here are some long weekends in 2019 that you should mark on your calendar:
- December 30, 2018 to January 1, 2019 (Rizal Day and New Year’s Day)
- February 23 to 25, 2019 (EDSA People Power Anniversary)
- April 18 to 21, 2019 (Holy Week)
- August 24 to 26, 2019 (National Heroes Day)
- November 1 to 3, 2019 (All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day)
- December 28, 2019 to January 1, 2020 (Rizal Day and New Year’s Day)
Worker’s Compensation During Holidays
Based on Philippine labor laws, employees who work on regular holidays shall be paid 200% of their salary for that day. In excess of 8 hours, employees shall be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate. If it’s an employee’s rest day, the employee shall be paid an additional 30% of the 200%.
Employees who work during special non-working holidays shall be paid an additional 30% of their daily pay. In excess of 8 hours, employees shall be paid an additional 30% of the hourly rate. If it falls during the employee’s rest day, the employee shall be paid an additional 50% of the base salary.
No additional compensation shall be paid to employees who work during special working holidays, since work performed during those days is considered as work during ordinary working days.
We’ll update this list as soon as additional holidays are announced. If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to comment below.