As we welcome the year 2022, it is important to commemorate the days which have a significant part in our history. These days serve as a reminder to the present generation what took place during these dates. 


In the Philippines, public holidays are categorized into two types: regular holidays and special non-working days. These two types of holidays are specified in the Labor Code of the Philippines as there is a difference in terms of pay which the employers need to observe. Employees are entitled to a paid day off for the 14 regular holidays while those under “special non-working” days do not qualify for holiday pay. In addition to this, based on the Labor Law, an employee who rendered work during regular holidays is entitled to twice their daily wage while those who work during “special non-working” days are eligible for one and one-third of their daily wage. 


Some of the holidays are to commemorate our Filipino heroes while some are based on religious beliefs.


As published in Wikipedia, one of the biggest and most celebrated holidays in the Philippines is Christmas (December 25).  Filipinos from all over the world mark September 1 as the start of the “Ber Months”. This is also the beginning of the Christmas countdown.


The government established Eid’l Fitr as a regular holiday to honor our country’s Islamic heritage. Muslim Filipinos comprise about six percent of the population as published in 


The regular holidays are:

  •       January 1, 2022, Saturday – New Year’s Day
  •       April 9, 2022, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan
  •       April 14, 2022, Thursday – Maundy Thursday
  •       April 15, 2022, Friday – Good Friday
  •       May 1, 2022, Sunday – Labor Day
  •       June 12, 2022, Sunday – Independence Day
  •       August 29, 2022, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day 
  •       November 30, 2022, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day
  •       December 25, 2022, Sunday – Christmas Day 
  •       December 30, 2022, Friday – Rizal Day


Special non-working days:

  •       February 1, 2022, Tuesday – Chinese New Year 
  •       February 25, 2022, Friday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  •       April 16, 2022 – Black Saturday 
  •       August 21, 2022, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day 
  •       November 1, 2022, Tuesday – All Saints’ Day 
  •       December 8, 2022, Thursday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary


Special working days:

  •       November 2, 2022, Wednesday – All Souls’ Day
  •       December 24, 2022, Saturday – Christmas Eve
  •       December 31, 2022, Saturday – last day of the year


The President will issue separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan, and Eid’l Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, after the dates of these Islamic holidays are determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President of the dates on which these holidays will fall in 2022.