Philippine Holidays 2011 - 2016

Philippines Holidays 2011

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In Philippines, aside from national holidays which are celebrated nationwide, there are local holidays depending on the demographics of the population. National holidays are further differentiated between Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday for schools.

There are three nationwide special non working-days in Philippines 2011 holidays, which are Ninoy Aquino Day, All Saints Day, and Last Day of the Year.

Here is the list of Philippines Nationwide Public Holidays in Calendar Year 2011.

New Year’s Day / Araw ng Bagong Taon
Regular Holiday on January 1 (First day of the New Year)
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Chinese New Year / Araw ng Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino
Regular day – Non-holiday
Chinese New Year 2011 based on Lunar Calendar
Thursday, 3 February 2011

People Power Day / Araw ng People Power (Lakas ng Bayan)
School holiday on February 25, 2011
Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution
Friday, 25 February 2011

Bataan and Corregidor Day (“Day of Valour”) / Araw ng Kagitingan
Regular Holiday April 9
Commemorates the Bataan Death March
Saturday, 9 April 2011

Maundy Thursday / Huwebes Santo
Regular Holiday Thursday before Easter
Commemorates the Last Supper; part of Holy Week /Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Thursday, 21 April 2011

Good Friday / Biyernes Santo
Regular Holiday Friday before Easter
Commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ, Good Friday is part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Sunday / Linggo ng Pagkabuhay
Regular day Sunday
Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus; part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Easter 2011
Sunday, 24 April 2011

Labour Day / Araw ng Manggagawa
Regular Holiday May 1
Sunday, 1 May 2011

Philippine Independence Day / Araw ng Kasarinlan
Regular Holiday 12 June
Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence
Sunday, 12 June 2011

Birthday of Dr Jose P. Rizal
Special one-off non-working public holiday
Commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Dr Jose P. Rizal
Monday, 20 June 2011

Ninoy Aquino Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino
Nationwide Special Holiday August 21
Death of Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Sunday, 21 August 2011

National Heroes’ Day / Araw ng mga Bayani
Regular Holiday Last Monday of August
Commemorates the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” by the Katipunan
Monday, 29 August 2011

Eidul Fitr (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Fitr) / Wakas ng Ramadan
Regular Holiday Varies Date
Eidul Fitr 2011
End of the holy month of Ramadan; based on Islamic calendar
Tuesday, 30 August 2011

All Saints Day / Undas/Todos los Santos
Nationwide Special Non-Working Day November 1
Remembrance of all the saints and dead
Tuesday, 1 November 2011

All Souls Day / Araw ng mga Patay
Regular day non-holiday
Remembrance of the dead
Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Eidul Adha (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Adha) / Araw ng Pag-alay
Eidul Adha 2011
Non-working Holiday Varies Date
Based on Islamic calendar
Sunday, 6 November 2011

Bonifacio Day / Kaarawan ni Bonifacio
Regular Holiday November 30
Birth date of Andres Bonifacio
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas Day / Araw ng Pasko
Regular Holiday December 25
Celebration of Christmas
Sunday, 25 December 2011

Rizal Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero José Rizal
Friday, 30 December 2011

Last Day of the Year / Bisperas ng Bagong Taon
Special Non Working Days December 31
Celebration of New Year’s Eve; created as “filler” holiday between Rizal Day and New Year’s Day
Saturday, 31 December 2011


Philippines Regional 2011 Public Holidays

Besides the the list of 2011 Philippines holidays above, the country also observed a number of local holidays based on regions. Below is the list of Philippines regional / local public holidays in calendar year 2011.

English Name Filipino Name Official Holiday Status City & Region Date
Sinulog Regional Public Holiday Cebu & Tacloban Sunday, 16 January 2011
Biñan liberation day Special working holiday Laguna Saturday, 5 February 2011
Mandaluyong Liberation and Cityhood Day Regular Public Holiday Mandaluyong City Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Evelio Javier Day Regular Public Holiday Antique Friday, 11 February 2011
Parañaque Day Regular Public Holiday Paranaque City Sunday, 13 February 2011
Valenzuela City day Araw ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela Special working holiday Valenzuela City Monday, 14 February 2011
Cebú City Charter Day Regular Public Holiday Cebu Thursday, 24 February 2011
Muntinlupa City Charter Day Special non working holiday Muntinlupa City Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Founding day Special working holiday Compostela Valley Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Araw ng Dabaw Special non-working public holiday Davao City Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Liberation of Panay Regular Public Holiday Iloilo Friday, 18 March 2011
San Juan day Araw ng San Juan Special non-working public holiday Sunday, 27 March 2011
Cagayán de Oro Charter Day Special Non-working Public Holiday Cagayán de Oro City Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Founding day Special Non-working Public Holiday Benguet Saturday, 18 June 2011
Surigao del Sur Day Araw ng Surigao del Sur Special Non-working Public Holiday Surigao del Sur Sunday, 19 June 2011
Feast of Forest Pista Y ang Kagueban Special working holiday Palawan Sunday, 19 June 2011
Laguna Day Araw ng Laguna Special non-working holiday Laguna Sunday, 19 June 2011
Manila Foundation day Araw ng Maynila Special Non-working Public Holiday Manila Friday, 24 June 2011
Tacloban day Araw ng Tacloban Special Non-working Public Holiday Tacloban Thursday, 30 June 2011
Tacloban City Charter Day Regular Public Holiday Tacloban Thursday, 30 June 2011
Pasig Foundation day Araw ng Pasig Special Non-working Public Holiday Pasig City Saturday, 2 July 2011
Apolinario Mabini day Special working holiday Tanauan Saturday, 23 July 2011
Provincial Charter Day Regular Public Holiday Tacloban Saturday, 6 August 2011
Butuan City Charter Day Adlaw Hong Butuan Local holiday in Butuan City Monday, 1 August 2011
Ablan Day Special non-working holiday Laoag City Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Manuel Luis Quezón Day Special working holiday Quezón City Friday, 19 August 2011
Baguio Day Special non-working holiday Baguio City Thursday, 1 September 2011
Osmeña Day Regular Public Holiday Cebu Friday, 9 September 2011
San José del Monte City Day Regular Public Holiday San Jose del Monte City Friday, 9 September 2011
Surigao City Regular City Holiday Surigao City Saturday, 10 September 2011
Battle of Pulang Lupa, Marinduque Day Labanan sa Pulang Lupa,Araw ng Marinduque Special Non-working Public Holiday Marinduque Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Siquijor day Special Non-working Public Holiday Siquijor Saturday, 17 September 2011
Charter day Special working holiday Sultan Kudarat Sunday, 18 September 2011
Oroquieta City Day Special Non-working Public Holiday Oroquieta City Sunday, 16 October 2011
Leyte Landing Day Regular Public Holiday Tacloban Thursday, 20 October 2011
Eid al-Adha Haji Special Holiday ARMM (Mindanao) Sunday, 6 November 2011
Quirino Day Special Non-working Holiday Province of Ilocos Sur Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Founding day Special working holiday General Trías Tuesday, 13 December 2011
López Jaena Day Regular Public Holiday Iloilo Sunday, 18 December 2011


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