Check Philippines public holidays for the calendar year 2016. The President of the Philippines declares the official public holidays of the calendar year 2016 with PROCLAMATION NO. 1105 dated 20th, August 2015. Check dates in 2016 for New Year’s Day, Additional Special Non Working Holidays, Chinese New Year, EDSA People Power Revolution, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday , Black Saturday, Araw ng Kagitingan, Labor Day and Independence Day.
|2016 Philippines Holidays|
|1||January||1||Friday||New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)|
|2||January||2||Saturday||Additional Special Non Working Holidays|
|3||February||8||Monday||Chinese New Year #|
|4||February||25||Thursday||EDSA People Power Revolution #|
|5||March||24||Thursday||Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)|
|6||March||25||Friday||Good Friday (Regular holiday)|
|7||March||26||Saturday||Black Saturday #|
|8||April||9||Saturday||Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)|
|9||May||1||Sunday||Labor Day (Regular holiday)|
|10||June||12||Sunday||Independence Day (Regular holiday)|
|11||August||21||Sunday||Ninoy Aquino Day #|
|12||August||29||Monday||National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)|
|13||October||31||Monday||Additional Special Non Working Holidays|
|14||November||1||Tuesday||All Saints Day #|
|15||November||30||Wednesday||Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)|
|16||December||24||Saturday||Additional Special Non Working Holidays|
|17||December||25||Sunday||Christmas (Regular holiday)|
|18||December||30||Friday||Rizal Day (Regular holiday)|
|19||December||31||Saturday||Additional Special Non Working Holidays|
|# – Special non-working Days|
- RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation.
- 2 ndJanuary 2016 (Saturday), 31 stOctober 2016 (Monday), 24 thDecember 2016 (Saturday), and 31 stDecember 2016 (Saturday, last day of the year) as additional special (non-working) days throughout the country will strengthen family ties by providing longer New Year, All Saints’ Day, and Christmas weekends and will promote domestic tourism.
- 25 thFebruary 2016, the country will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in country.
- RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday.