Philippines 2020 Holidays, Long Weekends, and Top Festivals

Philippines 2020 Holidays, Long Weekends, and Top Festivals

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Planning your trips around the Philippines is made easier with this detailed list of and infographic of all the regular holidays, special non-working days, long weekends, and major festivals/events in the Philippines for 2020 (updated as of December 4, 2019) !

Take notes, plot your vacation, share with your friends, and plan your Philippine tours and trips. You can also plan your trip around the major Philippine festivals and events in the country. 

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2020 Holidays and Special Non-Working Days in the Philippines

  • December 30, 2019, Monday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 1, 2020, Wednesday - New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 25, 2020, Saturday - Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • February 25, 2020, Tuesday - Edsa Revolution Anniversary (Regular Holiday)

  • April 9, 2020, Thursday - Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)

  • April 9, 2020, Thursday - Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 10, 2020, Friday - Good Friday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 11, 2020, Saturday - Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • April 12, 2020, Sunday - Easter Sunday (Long Weekend)

  • May 1, 2020, Friday - Labor Day - Friday (Regular Holiday)

  • May 24, 2020, Sunday - Eid’l Fitr (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • June 12, 2020, Friday - Independence Day (Regular Holiday)

  • July 31, 2020, Friday - Eidul Adha (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • August 21, 2020, Friday - Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • August 31, 2020, Monday - National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)

  • November 1, 2020, Sunday - All Saints Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • November 2, 2020, Monday - All Souls Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • November 30, 2020, Monday - Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 8, 2020, Tuesday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • December 24, 2020, Thursday - Christmas Eve (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • December 25, 2020, Friday - Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 30, 2020, Wednesday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 31, 2020, Thursday - New Year’s Eve (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • January 1, 2020 - Friday - New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)

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January 2020

  • December 30, 2019, Monday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 1, 2020, Tuesday - New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 9, 2020, Thursday - Feast of Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila (A day-long procession for the statue of the Black Nazarene done by its devotees)

  • January 19, 2020, Sunday - Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo (A religious festival celebrated by the devotees of the Infant Jesus, Santo Niño. It’s the oldest festival in the Philippines). This is a good opportunity to also visit the island of Boracay. Find Boracay tours to add to your itinerary. 

  • January 19, 2020, Sunday - Sinulog Festival in Cebu (A colorful religious parade and cultural festival held in Cebu to commemorate the Infant Jesus, Santo Niño). Explore the Queen City of the South and its other destinations with Cebu tours.

  • January 25, 2020, Saturday - Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • January 25, 2020, Saturday - Vigan Fiesta and Longganisa Festival in Vigan, Ilocos Sur (An annual food and cultural festival that showcases the province’s unique dish, the Vigan Longganisa). Discover other tourist spots in this heritage city and the province with Ilocos tours.

  • January 26, 2020, Sunday - Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo (A religious-cultural festival that celebrates the devotion to the Infant Jesus, Santo Niño). Explore more of this province with Iloilo tours

  • January 2020, 4th Week - Apribada Festival in Donsol, Sorsogon (An annual festival that celebrates the prosperity of butanding (whale sharks) in the province)

  • January 2020, 4th Week - Bagoong Festival in Pangasinan (A food festival that showcases the province’s most favorite condiment, the fish paste called bagoong). Check Pangasinan tours that you can add to your itinerary. 

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February 2020

  • Entire February - Panagbenga Festival in Baguio (An annual flower festival created to uplift the citizen’s spirits and celebrate the season of blooming in Baguio). Make the most out of your time in the City of Pines with Baguio tours

  • February 14, 2020, Friday - Valentine’s Day. Read this article on cheap but fun date ideas in Manila

  • February 25, 2020, Tuesday - Edsa Revolution Anniversary (Regular Holiday)

  • February 29 to March 1, 2020 - Malasimbo Festival in Quezon City (A yearly music and arts festival that aims to showcase both local and international performers and artists. This was previously held annually in Puerto Galera

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March 2020

  • March 2020, 1st Week - Island Garden City of Samal Festival in Samal Island (A week-long festival commemorating the culture and the people of Samal Island). Find Samal Island tours that you can add to your itinerary. 

  • Entire March - Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet (A month-long festival celebrating the strawberry farming industry. Strawberry products such as jams and wines are displayed for the attendees, and many tourists flock to the strawberry farms during this month). You can go strawberry farm picking by joining Baguio tours or Benguet tours.

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April 2020

  • April 6 to April 12, 2020 - Moriones Festival in Marinduque (A folk-religious festival dedicated to Longinus, who was one of the soldiers who crucified Jesus but had a change of heart when he witnessed his own miracle). Explore more of this island province with Marinduque tours.

  • April 9, 2020, Thursday - Araw ng Kagitingan/Day of Valor (Regular Holiday)

  • April 9, 2020, Thursday - Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday). Find pilgrimage tours that you can join for the Holy Week. 

  • April 10, 2020, Friday - Good Friday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 11, 2020, Saturday - Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • April 12, 2020, Sunday - Easter Sunday (Long Weekend)

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May 2020

  • May 1, 2020, Friday - Labor Day (Regular Holiday)

  • May 2020, 2nd Week - Manggahan Festival in Guimaras (A week-long celebration in Guimaras to celebrate the abundance of mangoes and how it helped sustain their province throughout the years). Check out Guimaras tours that you can add to your itinerary. 

  • May 10, 2020, Sunday - Mother’s Day

  • May 15, 2020, Friday - Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon (A colorful festival celebrating the bountiful harvest of the province and thanking San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of peasants, farmers and laborers). 

  • May 24, 2020, Sunday - Eid’l Fitr (Special Non-Working Holiday - To be confirmed)

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June 2012

  • June 12, 2020, Friday - Independence Day (Regular Holiday)

  • June 21, 2020, Sunday - Father’s Day

  • June 29, 2020, Monday - Pintados Festival in Tacloban (A folk-cultural festival commemorating the tattooed warriors, also known as “pintados”. Different municipalities in Tacloban join various competitions to showcase their culture and identity)

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July 2020

  • July 5, 2020, Sunday - Pagoda Festival in Bulacan (A religious festival memorializing the discovery of a miraculous cross that sailed on the Bocaue River 200 years ago)

  • July 31, 2020, Friday - Eidul Adha (Special Non-Working Holiday - To be confirmed)

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August 2020

  • August 16, 2020, Sunday - Kadayawan Festival in Davao (An annual celebration of Davao's bountiful harvest, diversity of culture, and prosperity in the province). Find Davao tours that you can add to your itinerary. 

  • August 21, 2020, Friday - Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • August 31, 2020, Monday - National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)

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September 2020

  • Entire September - Bicol Food Festival in Naga City (A food festival that aims to promote Bicolano food and showcase their unique culture through cuisine). Make the most out of your time in Bicol by visiting Legazpi and see Mount Mayon.

  • September 5, 2020, Saturday - Tuna Festival in General Santos City (An annual festival celebrating the abundance of tuna in the province, which earned them the nickname of “Tuna Capital of the Philippines”)

  • September 19, 2020, Saturday - Peñafrancia Festival in Naga City (A religious festival showcasing the fervent devotion to the patroness of the province, Our Lady of Peñafrancia)

  • September 29, 2020, Tuesday - Dalit Festival in Tangub City (An annual festival thanking their patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel, for all the blessings they’ve received throughout the years)

 October 2020 Philippines calendar of holidays special non-working days festivals long weekends

October 2020

  • Entire October - Kasanggayahan Festival in Sorsogon (A colorful festival held annually in Sorsogon to celebrate their independence and their strength in the face of adversity)

  • Entire October - Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in Zamboanga City (A colorful festival dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Pilar. It’s often celebrated with the regatta, street dancing, and more festivities showcasing their culture). Check Zamboanga tours that you can add to your itinerary. 

  • October 25, 2020, Sunday - Masskara Festival in Bacolod (A colorful festival created in the 1980s up uplift the spirits of the locals. The highlight of this festival are the different colorful masks worn by the participants which earned Bacolod the moniker of “City of Smiles”). Find Bacolod tours that you can add to your itinerary. 

  • October 2020, 4th Week - Lanzones Festival in Camiguin (An annual festival celebrating the bountiful harvest of lanzones and its impact on the province’s economy)

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November 2020

  • November 1, 2020, Sunday - All Saints’ Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • November 2, 2020, Monday - All Souls’ Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • November 23, 2020, Monday - Gigantes Festival in Angono, Rizal (A religious festival celebrated in honor of San Clemente, the patron saint of fishermen. The highlight of this festival are the puppet-like paper-mâché giants)

  • November 30, 2020, Monday - Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)

 December 2020 Philippines calendar of holidays special non-working days festivals long weekends

December 2020

  • December 8, 2020, Tuesday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • December 24, 2020, Thursday - Christmas Eve (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • December 25, 2020, Friday - Christmas Day (Regular Holiday). Check out some of the best places in the Philippines to spend the holidays

  • December 30, 2020, Wednesday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 31, 2020, Friday - New Year’s Eve (Special Non-Working Holiday)

Whichever month you choose to visit in the Philippines, it will undoubtedly be an amazing experience. What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip by checking out some of the best Philippine tours and experiences to your itinerary and read more articles on destinations in the Philippines.