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2024 Philippine Holidays & Long Weekends Calendar to Plan Your Travels

Every year, we always look forward to the official list of holidays and long weekends in the Philippines so we can plan our travels and life ganaps (events) accordingly. On 13 Oct 2023, Malacañang announced the list of 2024 Philippine holidays under Proclamation No. 368 signed by the president.

There are a total of 20 Philippine holidays in 2024 with 12 regular holidays (including Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha) and 8 special non-working holidays.

There are 6 long weekend holidays, but if you take vacation leaves on sandwiched dates, you can enjoy 10 long weekends in total. This still does not include the Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha, but we’ll definitely keep you posted once we get the final dates for these Muslim holidays soon.

2024 PH Holidays and Long Weekends Calendar

2024 Philippine Holidays & Long Weekends Calendar

We’ve summarized everything and created this special 2024 Philippine holidays and long weekends calendar so you can easily plot the dates and plan your trips soon. You’re welcome!

20 National Holidays in the Philippines 2024

Regular Holidays in the Philippines 2024

  • New Year: 1 Jan 2024 (Monday)
  • Maundy Thursday: 28 Mar 2024 (Thursday)
  • Good Friday: 29 Mar 2024 (Friday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan: 9 April 2024 (Tuesday)
  • Labor Day: 1 May 2024 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day: 12 Jun 2024 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day: 26 Aug 2024 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day: 30 Nov 2024 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day:  25 Dec 2024 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day: 30 Dec 2024 (Monday)

Additional Regular Holidays in the Philippines 2024

  • Eid’l Fitr: 8 / 9 Apr 2024 (Monday / Tuesday) – Tentative
  • Eid’l Adha: 16 / 17 Jun 2024 (Sunday / Monday) – Tentative

*Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha holidays in the Philippines will be officially announced once the Islamic holidays based on the Islamic calendar are finalized.

Special Non-working Holidays in the Philippines 2024

  • Ninoy Aquino Day: 21 Aug 2024 (Wednesday)
  • All Saints’ Day: 1 Nov 2024 (Friday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 8 Dec 2024 (Sunday)
  • Last Day of the Year:  31 Dec 2024 (Tuesday)

Additional Special Non-working Holidays in the Philippines 2024

  • Chinese New Year: 9-10 Feb 2024 (Saturday)
  • Black Saturday: 30 Mar 2024 (Saturday)
  • All Souls’ Day: 2 Nov 2024 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Eve: 24 Dec 2024 (Tuesday)

News and updates:

10 Total Long Weekends in the Philippines 2024

6 Long Weekend Holidays in the Philippines 2024 (without leaves)

There are at least six (6) long weekends in the Philippines in 2024. See list below:

  • Rizal Day to New Year’s Day: 30 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024 (Saturday to Monday) = 3 days
  • Chinese New Year: 9 – 10 Feb 2024 (Friday to Sunday) = 3 days
  • Holy Week: 28 Mar 2024 – 31 Mar 2024 (Thursday to Sunday) = 4 days
  • National Heroes’ Day: 24 Aug 2024 – 26 Aug 2024 (Saturday to Monday) = 3 days
  • All Saints’ Day to All Souls’ Day: 1 Nov 2024 – 3 Nov 2024 (Friday to Sunday) = 3 days
  • Rizal Day to New Year’s Day: 28 Dec 2024 – 1 Jan 2025 (Saturday to Wednesday) = 5 days

4 Additional Long Weekends in the Philippines 2024 (with leaves)

If you file for vacation leaves before or after some of the holidays, you can actually enjoy four (4) more long weekends, making a total of 10 long weekends in the Philippines in 2024. Do note that this does not include the Muslim holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha yet.

  • Araw ng Kagitingan: 6 – 9 April 2024 (Saturday to Tuesday) = 4 days if you file for a vacation leave on 8 Apr 2024
  • Labor Day: 1 – 5 May 2024 (Wednesday to Sunday) = 5 days if you file for vacation leaves on 2 – 3 May 2024
  • Independence Day: 12 – 16 Jun 2024 (Wednesday to Sunday) = 5 days if you file for vacation leaves on 13 – 14 Jun 2024
  • Ninoy Aquino Day to National Heroes Day: 21 – 26 Aug 2024 (Wednesday to Monday) = 6 days if you file for vacation leaves on 22 – 23 Aug 2024
  • Christmas Day: 21 – 25 Dec 2024 (Saturday to Wednesday) = 5 days if you file for vacation leaves on 21 – 22 Dec 2024

Our travel recommendations

Now, how are you going to maximize the 20 holidays and 10 long weekends in the Philippines this 2024? Here are our travel recommendations for you:

Local travel

Visit Kayangan Lake in Coron during the 2024 Philippine holidays and long weekends
Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan | Photo credit: Giuliano Gabella

If you want to travel the Philippines first, you may tick these top Philippine tourist spots off your bucket list.

For family trips, consider these popular theme parks in the Philippines or visit wildlife safaris like Zoobic Safari and Cebu Safari.

If you love history and culture, Vigan City and Las Casas are a must-visit.

If you’re looking for more adventure, experience canyoneering in Cebu, zipline above the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, hike up Mount Pinatubo, go island hopping in Hundred Islands, or ride a 4×4 vehicle across the Paoay Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte.

Lastly, time your travels during the Philippine festivals and fiestas for more fun!

International travel

See cherry blossoms in Korea during the 2024 Philippine holidays and long weekends
Cherry blossoms during spring in Korea | © Chill and Travel

If you want to spend the holidays overseas, we recommend visa-free destinations including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

When you have already built enough travel history, you can already apply for a visa so you can start your journey to Japan, Korea, Australia, or even Europe.

Be sure to prepare your valid Philippine passport and follow our tips to increase your chances of visa approval.

So, where will you spend your 2024 Philippine holidays and long weekends?

Here’s to hoping that 2024 will be a good year for all of us — more funds for travel, please!

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