Tuesday, January 18, 2011

List of 2011 Philippines Public Holidays

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List of 2011 Philippines Public Holidays
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 and Nationwide Special Holidays. There are three nationwide special holidays in Philippines, which are Ninoy Aquino Day, All Saints Day, and Last Day of the Year.

Note that many of holidays are celebrated / observed on Monday instead of the holiday date itself.

List of Philippines Nationwide Public Holidays in 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
Chinese New Year 2011 based on Lunar Calendar
Thursday, 3 February 2011

People Power Day / Araw ng People Power (Lakas ng Bayan)
Non-working Holiday (Case-to-case basis) on February 25
Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution
Friday, 25 February 2011

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

Good Friday / Biyernes Santo
Regular Holiday Friday before Easter
Commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ; 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

Bataan and Corregidor Day (“Day of Valour”) / Araw ng Kagitingan
Regular Holiday April 9
Commemorates the Bataan Death March
Monday, 11 April 2011

Labour Day / Araw ng Manggagawa
Regular Holiday May 1
Monday, 2 May 2011

Independence Day / Araw ng Kasarinlan
Regular Holiday 12 June
Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence
Monday, 13 June 2011

Ninoy Aquino Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino
Nationwide Special Holiday August 21
Death of Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Monday, 22 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

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

All Souls Day / Araw ng mga Patay
Special Non-working Holiday November
Remembrance of the dead
Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Bonifacio Day / Kaarawan ni Bonifacio
Regular Holiday November 30
Birth date of Andres Bonifacio
Monday, 28 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 National hero José Rizal
Monday, 26 December 2011

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

- Easter is a major festival holiday in the Philippines and travel may be disrupted.
- December 24 is almost always made into a holiday (or at least a half-day working day), December 25 is Christmas Day, December 26 is a special non-working day. With December 25 falls on weekend, expect it to be replaced to the following Tuesday 27 December while Boxing day December 26 December replaced with Wednesday 28 December.
- As of year 2006, Islamic holidays of Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha will be celebrated as regional holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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

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

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