President Rodrigo Duterte approved the calendar of holidays, non-working days, special working days for 2022.

For the second straight year, November 2 (All Souls’ Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve), and December 31 (New Year’s Eve), 2022 are declared as “special working days”.

The president’s Proclamation 1236 lists 10 regular holidays and six special non-working days. 

Five from the 10 regular holidays will happen on a weekend while two from the six special non-regular holidays will also happen on a weekend. 

The regular holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day, January 1 (Saturday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9 (Saturday)
  • Maundy Thursday, April 14 (Thursday)
  • Good Friday, April 15 (Friday)
  • Labor Day, May 1 (Sunday)
  • Independence Day, June 12 (Sunday)
  • National Heroes Day, August 30 (Tuesday)
  • Bonifacio Day, November 20 (Sunday)
  • Christmas Day, December 25 and (Sunday)
  • Rizal Day, December 30 (Friday)


The special non-working days are:

  • Chinese New Year, February 1 (Tuesday)
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary, February 25 (Friday)
  • Black Saturday, April 16 (Saturday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day, August 21 (Sunday)
  • All Saints’ Day, November 1 and (Tuesday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, December 8 (Thursday)


Ronald Espartinez