2021 List of Holidays in Philippines

1 January 2021
2021 List of Holidays in Philippines
Written by: Ness Albito




When it comes the new plans and timetables for the upcoming days and months. Arranging your agenda for this year will be much smoother and swifter if you would be aware of the list of holidays and their corresponding days that the Philippines will have for this year.

 Philippines Holidays List including regular holiday, non-working holiday, Islamic Holidays

Many of us are already awaiting and targeting the days to file their leaves on dates next to long weekends to give them extra time to enjoy their days off or do some travel. So whip out your calendars and planners as we provide you the list of the most anticipated holidays in the Philippines for 2021:


For the month of January:

January 1- New Year’s Day (Friday)


For the month of February:

February 12- Chinese New Year (Friday)

February 25- EDSA People Power Anniversary (Thursday)


For the month of April:

April 1- Maundy Thursday 

April 2- Good Friday

April 3- Black Saturday

April 9- Araw ng Kagitingan


For the month of May:

May 1- Labor Day (Saturday)

May 13- Eid'l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan


President Duterte has declared Thursday, May 13, 2021, a national holiday in observance of Eid'l Fitr, the end of Ramadan.


For the month of June:

June 12- Independence Day (Saturday)


For the month of July:

July 20- Eid'l Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice (Tuesday)


For the month of August:

August 21- Ninoy Aquino Day (Saturday)

August 30- National Heroes Day (Monday)


For the month of November:

November 1- All Saints’ Day (Monday)

November 2- All Souls’ Day (Tuesday)

November 30- Bonifacio Day (Tuesday)


For the month of December:

December 8- Feast of Immaculate Conception of Mary (Wednesday)

December 24- Christmas Eve (Friday)

December 25- Christmas Day (Saturday)

December 30- Rizal Day (Thursday)

December 31- Last Day of the Year (Friday)


That’s a lot of free days for you to plan on the activities that you would do for this year! This is also a great time to bring your own house and lot into reality by maximizing these holidays.


Check out this Long Weekend Guide for 2021:



Long Weekend Guide of 2021


Frequently Asked Questions about Holidays in the Philippines


Q: What are the special working days in the Philippines?

A: There are two special working days:

  • December 24, 2021, Friday
  • December 31, 2021, Friday - Last Day of the Year


Q: What are the regular holidays in the Philippines?


A: There are 10 regular holidays in the Philippines, namely:

  • January 1, 2021, Friday - New Year's Day
  • April 1, 2021, Maundy Thursday 
  • April 2, 2021, Good Friday
  • April 9, 2021, Friday - Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1, 2021, Saturday - Labor Day
  • June 12, 2021, Saturday - Independence Day
  • August 30, 2021, last Monday of August - National Heroes' Day 
  • November 30, 2021, Tuesday - Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2021, Saturday - Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2021, Thursday - Rizal Day


Q: What is the compensation rules for regular holidays in the Philippines?


A: Here is the guide for compensation for national regular holidays:


If it is an employee’s regular workday,

  • If unworked, employee shall be paid 100% of his/her daily rate – (Daily Rate x 100%)
  • If worked, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her daily rate for the 8 hours – (Daily Rate x 200%)
  • Excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

If it is an employee rest day,

  • If unworked – 100%
  • If worked – 1st 8 hours – plus 30% of 200%
  • Excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day


Q: What are the special non-working holidays in the Philippines?

A: These are the special non-working holidays in the Philippines

  • February 12, 2021, Friday - Chinese New Year 
  • February 25, 2021, Thursday - EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • April 3, 2021 - Black Saturday 
  • August 21, 2021, Saturday - Ninoy Aquino Day 
  • November 1, 2021, Monday - All Saints' Day 
  • December 8, 2021, Wednesday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary


Q: What are the additional special non-working holidays in the Philippines?

A: These are the additional special non-working holidays in the Philippines:

  • November 2, 2021, Tuesday - All Souls' Day


Q: What is the compensation rules for special non-working holidays in the Philippines?

A: Here is the guide for compensation for special non-working holidays in the Philippines:


For declared special days such as Special Non-working Day, Special Public Holiday, Special National Holiday, in addition to the two national special days, November 1 (All Saints Day), the following rules shall apply:

If unworked,

  • No pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked

If worked,

  • First eight (8) hours – plus 30% of the daily rate of 100%
  • Excess of eight (8) hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

If falling on the employee’s rest day and if worked,

  • First eight (8) hours – plus 50% of the daily rate of 100%
  • Excess of eight (8) hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day


Q: What is the compensation rules for special holidays in the Philippines?

A: Here is the guide for compensation for special holidays in the Philippines:

For work performed, an employee in the Philippines is entitled only to his basic rate. No premium pay is required since work performed on said days is considered work on ordinary working days.


Q: What is the best thing to do on these holidays?

A: This year, it’s better to plan for the future and secure the safety and sustainability of your whole family by availing of your own affordable house and lot made possible by Lumina Homes. Owning your dream house should not be a hassle and exhausting to the homebuyers. With the affordable house and lot offers of Lumina Home and these easy steps, every Filipino can start a move towards homeownership.


First, you need to inquire about Lumina Homes for your preferred Lumina Homes property and/or House Model through their official website or online channels. You may also chat with a Lumina Homes Expert by clicking on the Chat Button on the lower right of the screen once you entered their website.


You can choose from a variety of sites across the country that Lumina Homes offer. All these sites are situated in strategic locations so you can make sure the accessibility and convenience of your future homes. Lumina already has over 50 developments in key locations across the country: Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato.


Your Lumina Homes Expert will then present all relevant information about the property you are interested in, including the property location, road networks and places of interest in the area, existing or future amenities, and the available Lumina home models and their selling price and financing options.


Then, once you have a preferred Lumina house and lot, and your Lumina Homes Expert has presented all the relevant information, you can now request a free site viewing to see the actual property location and home model units.


But if you feel unsafe to go out just yet due to the pandemic, you can also view a 3D virtual tour. Lumina Homes is equipped with virtual 360-degree house tours of its best-selling homes and showcase area — a pleasing way to choose your house unit right on your computer or smartphone. There’s also a virtual tour of its signature showcase area that offers a preview of what the Lumina Homes community looks like to help visualize your future neighborhood. 


Next is to select the block and lot of the Lumina Homes property that you wish to purchase. Settle the reservation fee for your chosen Lumina house and lot model and fill-out the Buyer’s Information Sheet, Quotation Sheet, and Reservation Agreement.


The awesome news is you can do all these processes through Lumina Homes Online. Here, you can easily view and select your preferred block and lot and pay the reservation fee through your credit or debit card, GCash, or over-the-counter payment. 


After that, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to Lumina Homes’ Electronic Buyer’s Information Sheet (EBIS), Electronic Quotation Sheet (EQS), and Electronic Reservation Agreement (ERA).


The assigned Lumina Marketing and Admin Staff will then brief you simultaneously on the documentary requirements, step-by-step process before the turnover of your Lumina Home, housing and admin policies, and the project timeline.


If you make your reservations through Lumina Homes Online, the assigned Lumina Marketing and Admin Staff will contact you for briefing via phone call or virtual meeting.


After the briefing and submission of the duly filled-out forms, there will be thirty (30) days to submit the documentary requirements that vary depending on your employment status: Locally Employed, Self-employed, or OFW, and your chosen financing option.


Upon finishing the construction of your Lumina Home and provided that your Pag-IBIG or Bank home loan has been released, you will now be notified by your assigned Lumina Admin Staff that you are qualified for the Move-In Application.


There will be a scheduled joint inspection of your physical unit with your assigned Lumina Customer Care Staff before the house and lot occupancy. This is for you to ensure that the Lumina home model or property that you purchased is in good condition and safe to live in.


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