The Philippine Long Weekend Guide For 2021

The Philippine Long Weekend Guide For 2021

Everyone looks forward to payday and holidays.

While we all look forward to the time when we can vacation in faraway lands and exotic foreign cities abroad, there’s nothing wrong with spending quality time with loved ones and maybe some much needed me-time away from work.

2021 may have started with everyone back indoors at home but there’s nothing to stop you from planning your long weekends now to maximize your vacation time for this year.

Here’s the full list of public holidays (including regular and special non-working dates) in the Philippines for 2021.
  • January 1, 2021, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)
  • February 12, 2021, Saturday – Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • February 25, 2021, Thursday – Edsa Revolution Anniversary (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • April 1, 2021, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)
  • April 2, 2021, Friday – Good Friday (Regular Holiday)
  • April 3, 2021, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • April 4, 2021, Sunday – Easter Sunday
  • April 9, 2021, Friday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)
  • May 1, 2021, Saturday – Labor Day (Regular Holiday)
  • May 13, 2021, Thursday – Eid’l Fitr (Regular Holiday – To be confirmed)
  • June 12, 2021, Saturday – Independence Day (Regular Holiday)
  • July 20, 2021, Tuesday – Eidul Adha (Regular Holiday – To be confirmed)
  • August 21, 2021, Saturday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • August 30, 2021, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)
  • November 1, 2021, Monday – All Saints Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • November 2, 2021, Tuesday – All Souls Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • November 30, 2021, Tuesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)
  • December 8, 2021, Wednesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • December 24, 2021, Friday – Christmas Eve (Special Non-Working Holiday)
  • December 25, 2021, Saturday – Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)
  • December 30, 2021, Thursday – Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)
  • December 31, 2021, Friday – New Year’s Eve (Special Non-Working Holiday)
Source: Guide to the Philippines

This year Malacanang has scheduled 10 regular holidays, 7 special non-working holidays and two additional special non-working days!

Here’s how you can maximize your public holidays by knowing exactly when you should apply for annual leave to make it a long weekend.

Long weekends 2021

Highlights for 2021

While the first half of this year may be spent indoors, let’s look forward to the holiday highlights coming our way in the second half of the year.

Easter Sunday Weekend

Black Saturday followed by Easter Sunday marks the culmination of the Holy Week for Catholics and making it a long weekend will help you cherish the traditions of this time even more.

All Saints’ Day Weekend

Strengthen your bonds with family and kin alike by making All Saints’ Day and All Soul’s Day a long weekend filled with blessings for your loved ones.

Christmas Weekend

With a little pre-planning you can stretch out your Christmas weekend to celebrate that most special time with your loved ones without spreading yourself too thin between work and vacation.

End of the Year Weekend

The year end festivities left you burned out? Try taking a long weekend in the last week of 2021 to recharge and get started on your 2022 resolutions.

Why not end the year with a bang? Tick off your 2021 New Year’s Resolution before 2022 starts—it’s never too late! However, if the Christmas holidays have already left you tired, why not spend a few days recharging before another year of more adventures and surprises?

All set for the long weekends in 2021?

Those bitten by the travel bug can still check out destinations in Metro Manila that will give you a good time without flying far and spending your savings.

If you simply plan to have a quick getaway for just a few hours drive, take your pick from our list of long weekend destinations near Metro Manila!

This article was first published in December 2018 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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