2022 Philippine Holidays Calendar: Holy Week, Long Weekends, When to File Leave, Celebrations

2022 Philippine Holidays Calendar: Holy Week, Long Weekends, When to File Leave, Celebrations

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Prepare for your next vacation in the Philippines with this detailed list and calendars of all the regular holidays, special non-working and working days, long weekends, and important festivals and events in the Philippines for 2022. 

Make a checklist, plan vacations with family and friends, and arrange tour packages all across the Philippines with the help of this guide that includes celebrations in the Philippines every month. Additionally, you may want to schedule your visit around top Philippines tourist spots and significant Philippine festivals and events for a much more enriching and immersive trip. Make sure to check the updated travel requirements in the Philippines and the best hotels in the Philippines to book when planning your trip to destinations. 

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2022 Calendar with Holidays, Special Non-Working Days, and Long Weekend in the Philippines

Guide to the Philippines 2022 Calendar with Holidays and Long Weekends

2022 Holidays and Special Non-Working Days in the Philippines

  • December 30, 2021, Thursday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 1, 2022, Saturday - New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)

  • February 1, 2022, Tuesday - Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • February 25, 2022, Friday - EDSA People Power Anniversary (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • April 9, 2022, Saturday - Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)

  • April 14, 2022, Thursday - Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 15, 2022, Friday - Good Friday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 16, 2022, Saturday - Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • May 1, 2022, Sunday - Labor Day (Regular Holiday)

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  • June 12, 2022, Sunday - Independence Day (Regular Holiday)

  • August 21, 2022, Sunday - Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • August 29, 2022, Monday - National Heroes’ Day (Regular Holiday)

  • October 31, 2022, Monday (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • November 1, 2022, Tuesday - All Saints’ Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • November 30, 2022, Wednesday - Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 8, 2022, Thursday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • December 25, 2022, Sunday - Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 30, 2022, Friday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 1, 2023, Sunday - New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)

  • Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha - (To Be Announced)

 

 

Long Weekends Philippines 2022

Guide to the Philippines 2022 Calendar with Holidays and Long Weekends

  • December 30, 2021 - January 2, 2022 (Rizal Day and New Year's Day)

  • January 29, 2022 - February 1, 2022 (Chinese New Year)

  • February 25, 2022 - February 27, 2022 (EDSA People Power Anniversary)

  • April 14, 2022 - April 17, 2022 (Holy Week)

  • August 27, 2022 - August 29, 2022 (National Heroes’ Day)

  • October 29, 2022 - November 1, 2022 (All Saints Day)

  • December 8, 2022 - December 11, 2022 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)

  • December 30, 2022 - January 1, 2023 (Rizal Day and New Year's Day)

Guide to the Philippines 2022 January Calendar with Holidays

January 2022

Long weekend/s: 1

  • December 30, 2021, Thursday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • January 1, 2022, Saturday - New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)

Festivals:

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Guide to the Philippines 2022 February Calendar with Holidays

February 2022

Long weekend/s: 2

  • February 1, 2022, Tuesday - Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Holiday)

What to do this long weekend: Celebrate Chinese New Year by dressing up in red and putting up decorations, cooking some delicious food for family, like Chinese New Year Cake (homemade tikoy), lighting up firecrackers while dancing with dragons, and more traditions.

  • February 25, 2022, Friday - EDSA People Power Anniversary (Special Non-Working Holiday)

What to do this long weekend: Commemorate the day Filipinos gathered and united in EDSA to bring back democracy through social media and face to face (depending on the organized events by various parties).

Festivals:

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 March Calendar with Holidays

March 2022

Festivals:

  • Island Garden City of Samal Festival (Samal Island) - A week-long celebration honoring the people and traditions of Samal Island. Check out our article on the best Samal Island resorts. Book Davao hotels from our collection. 

  • Strawberry Festival (La Trinidad, Benguet) - A month-long celebration of the strawberry farming sector. Visitors may sample strawberry-based items such as wines and preserves. Many visitors visit strawberry fields (often during March). There are Baguio tour packages that include strawberry farm picking you can join. Check out the best Baguio restaurants that you should visit. Book a Baguio strawberry picking tour

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 April Calendar with Holidays

April 2022

Long weekend/s: 1

  • April 9, 2022, Saturday - Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)

Holy Week 2022

  • April 14, 2022, Thursday - Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 15, 2022, Friday - Good Friday (Regular Holiday)

  • April 16, 2022, Saturday - Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • April 17, 2022, Sunday - Easter Sunday

What to do this long weekend: Pray, contemplate, and repent this Holy Week by visiting various churches and religious sites. You can join pilgrimage tours for a hassle-free Visita Iglesia experience.

Festivals:

  • Moriones Festival (Marinduque) - A religious festival honoring Longinus, one of the martyred soldiers. The high point is when he observed his miracle and had a conversion of conscience. Check out our article on the top Marinduque tourist spots. Book a 

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May 2022

  • May 1, 2022, Sunday - Labor Day (Regular Holiday)

Festivals:

  • May 8, Sunday - Mother’s Day 

  • Manggahan Festival (Guimaras) - A week-long celebration in Guimaras to celebrate mango production and how it has aided the province's growth and prosperity through the years). Consider adding Guimaras tours to your itinerary. Check out the best Iloilo tourist spots that you can also visit. Book a Guimaras land and island hopping tour during your visit

  • Pahiyas Festival (Lucban, Quezon) - A colorful festival honoring the province's abundant harvest and paying tribute to San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of peasants, farmers, and workers. Read our article on the best Quezon province resorts

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 June Calendar with Holidays

June 2022

  • June 12, 2022, Sunday - Independence Day (Regular Holiday)

Festivals:

  • June 19, Sunday - Father’s Day

  • Pintados Festival (Tacloban) - A folk culture ceremony honoring the tattooed soldiers known as "pintados." Numerous towns in Tacloban compete in different events to promote their identity and culture.

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 July Calendar with Holidays

July 2022

Festivals:

  • Pagoda Festival (Bulacan) - A religious ceremony celebrating the planting of a miracle cross in the Bocaue River 200 years ago.

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 August Calendar with Holidays

August 2022

Long weekend/s: 1

  • August 21, 2022, Sunday - Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

  • August 29, 2022, Monday - National Heroes’ Day (Regular Holiday)

What to do this long weekend: To learn more about the lives of our national heroes, you can visit their hometowns or join museum tours displaying their legacy. For example, if you want to know more about Emilio Aguinaldo, visit the Aguinaldo Shrine & Museum. Check out the best Cavite resorts you can also stay in. 

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Guide to the Philippines 2022 September Calendar with Holidays

September 2022

Festivals: 

  • Bicol Food Festival (Naga City) - A food event dedicated to promoting Bicolano food culture and showcasing its distinct culinary traditions. You can also visit Legazpi and see Mayon Volcano when you book a Mt Mayon ATV tour

  • Tuna Festival (General Santos City) - An annual cuisine festival celebrating General Santos City's abundance of tuna, which earned the city the moniker "Tuna Capital of the Philippines."

  • Peñafrancia Festival (Naga City) - A religious celebration dedicated to Our Lady of Penafrancia, the province's patroness.

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 October Calendar with Holidays

October 2022

Festivals:

  • Kasanggayahan Festival (Sorsogon) - A colorful event honoring their independence and fortitude in the face of adversity in Sorsogon. Check out some Sorsogon tours you can add to your current trip and the best Sorsogon resorts to stay in.

  • Zamboanga Hermosa Festival (Zamboanga City) - A lively event honoring Nuestra Señora del Pilar. It is often celebrated by regattas, street dancing, and other community events. Consider adding Zamboanga tours to your itinerary. Book a Zamboanga City tour or a Pink San Beach tour

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  • Masskara Festival (Bacolod) - A vibrant event that began in the 1980s to raise the residents' spirits. The festival's major attraction is the array of colorful masks worn by the participants, which have earned Bacolod the title "City of Smiles." Check out the top Bacolod tourist spots to visit and the best Bacolod hotels to stay in. Book from our collection of Bacolod hotels

  • Lanzones Festival (Camiguin) - An annual event honoring the lanzones crop and the province's economic significance. Check out the best Camiguin tourist spots you should visit. 

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 November Calendar with Holidays

November 2022

Long weekend/s: 1

  • November 1, 2022, Tuesday - All Saints’ Day (Special Non-Working Holiday)

What to do this long weekend: Pray and commemorate the saints and the departed.

  • November 2, 2022, Wednesday - All Souls Day (Special Working Day)

  • November 30, 2022, Wednesday - Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)

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  • Gigantes Festival (Angono, Rizal) - A religious observance in honor of San Clemente, the patron saint of fishermen. The major attraction is the puppet-like paper mâché giants. Check out the best Rizal tourist spots and the best Antipolo hotels and resorts to stay in. 

 

 

Guide to the Philippines 2022 December calandar with holidays

December 2022

Long weekend/s: 2

  • December 8, 2022, Thursday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Special Non-Working Holiday)

What to do this week: Celebrate the festival commemorating Mama Mary’s conception without sin by joining religious processions, cultural dancing and events, visiting the church, and more.

  • December 24, 2021, Saturday - Christmas Eve (Special Working Day)

  • December 25, 2022, Sunday - Christmas Day (Regular Holiday). Find out some of the best places in the Philippines to spend the holidays

  • December 30, 2022, Friday - Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

  • December 31, 2022, Saturday - New Year’s Eve (Special Working Day)

 

 

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