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President Benigno Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 295 declaring Philippine holidays for 2012 , categorized into Regular Holidays, Spec...
President Benigno Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 295 declaring Philippine holidays for 2012, categorized into Regular Holidays, Special Non-working days and Special Holidays.

Here is list of Philippines 2012 holidays : 

New Year’s Day - Sunday, 1 January 2012
Regular Holiday on January 1
First day of the New Year

Chinese New Year - Monday, 23 January 2012
Regular day - Declared Holiday

Chinese New Year 2011 based on Lunar Calendar

People Power Day - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution

Maundy Thursday - Thursday, 5 April 2012
Regular Holiday Thursday before Easter
Commemorates the Last Supper; part of Holy Week 2012 

Good Friday - Friday, 6 April 2012
Regular Holiday Friday before Easter
Commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ, Good Friday is part of Holy Week

Holy Saturday - Saturday, 7 April 2012
Regular day Saturday
Day before Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday - Sunday, 8 April 2012
Regular day Sunday
Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus; part of Holy Week
Easter 2012

Bataan and Corregidor Day (“Day of Valour”) - Monday, 9 April 2012
Regular Holiday April 9
Commemorates the Bataan Death March

Labour Day - Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Regular Holiday May 1

Philippine Independence Day - Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Regular Holiday 

Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence

Ninoy Aquino Day - Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Nationwide Special Holiday 

Death of Benigno Aquino, Jr.

National Heroes’ Day - Monday, 27 August 2012
Regular Holiday Last Monday of August
Commemorates the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” by the Katipunan

All Saints Day - Thursday, 1 November 2012
Nationwide Special Holiday November 1
Remembrance of all the saints and dead

All Souls Day - Friday, 2 November 2012
Special Non-working Holiday November
Remembrance of the dead

Bonifacio Day - Monday, 3 December 2012
Regular Holiday November 30
Birth date of Andres Bonifacio

Christmas Eve - Monday, 24 December 2012
Regular Holiday December 24
Day before Christmas

Christmas Day - Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Regular Holiday December 25
Celebration of Christmas

Rizal Day - Sunday, 30 December 2012
Regular Holiday 

 Death anniversary of Philippines National hero José Rizal

Last Day of the Year - Monday, 31 December 2012
Special Nationwide Holiday 

 Celebration of New Year’s Eve; created as “filler” holiday between Rizal Day and New Year’s Day


Eidul Fitr (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Fitr) - Monday, 20 August 2012 (not definite; tba)
Regular Holiday Varies Date
End of the holy month of Ramadan; based on Islamic calendar

Eidul Adha (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Adha) - Friday, 26 October 2012 (not definite; tba)
Non-working Holiday Varies Date
2 days; based on Islamic calendar

The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

Now is the best time to book for your holiday vacation!! 

Happy Philippines Holidays 2012 !

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Anonymous said... January 31, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Are you sure about June 12 holiday being moved to June 11?

Greg Chua said... November 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Thanks for sharing this marvelous post regarding the holidays in the philippines 2012. I am looking forward for the next holidays in the Philippines 2013.

Jazz said... December 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Thank you for sharing this good and very informative about the Philippine holidays 2012,in which you really have a good information.

isaacoomber said... December 17, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Nice post…Thank you for sharing some good things.