Malacañang has released the updated list of holidays, non-working days and special working days for 2023, which included more long weekends.

Proclamation 90, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, declared Jan. 2, 2023 as a special non-working day.

“For the year 2023, New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday. In consideration of the Filipino tradition of visiting relatives and spending time with their families for this occasion, it is but fitting to declare Jan. 2 (Monday) as an additional special (non-working day throughout the country,” the proclamation read.

The commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan was also moved a day later, from Sunday, April 9, to Monday, April 10, 2023.

“To enable our countrymen to avail of the benefits of a longer weekend, Monday, 10 April 2023, in lieu of Sunday, 9 April 2023 may be declared as a non-working holiday, provided that the historical significance of Araw ng Kagitingan is maintained,” the proclamation read.

The commemoration of Bonifacio Day was moved three days earlier to Nov. 27, 2023, a Monday.

“Bonifacio Day, which is observed as a regular holiday on Nov.  30 of each year, falls on a Thursday for the year 2023. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9492, Nov. 27, 2023 (Monday nearest Nov. 30) may be declared as a non-working holiday while Nov. 30, 2023 (Thursday) may be declared as a working day),” the proclamation read.

The following were declared as holidays and special non-working days for 2023:

Regular Holidays

January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day

April 10 (Monday nearest April 9) – Araw ng Kagitingan

April 6 – Maundy Thursday

April 7 – Good Friday

May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day

June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day

August 28 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day

November 27 (Monday nearest November 30) – Bonifacio Day

December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day

December 30 (Saturday) – Rizal Day

Special Non-Working Days

February 25 (Saturday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary

April 8 – Black Saturday

August 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day

December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary

December 31 (Sunday) – Last Day of the Year

Additional Special Non-Working Day

January 2 (Monday) – Day after New Year’s Day

November 2 (Thursday) – All Souls’ Day John Ezekiel J. Hirro