JANUARY
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
National Bible Month (Proclamation No. 124, s. 2017)
2nd Sunday
Unknown Citizens’ Day (in honor of all unknown patriotic Filipino Citizens) (Commonwealth Act No. 152)
3rd Sunday
Day of Sanctity and Protection of Human Life (Proclamation No. 490, s. 2003)
3rd Sunday
Children’s Day (Proclamation No. 552, s. 1959)
January 3
Birth anniversary of National Artist Severino Montano (1915)
January 7
Birth anniversary of National Artist Salvador F. Bernal (1945)
January 11
Birth anniversary of National Artist Atang de la Rama (1902)
January 14
Birth anniversary of National Artist Carlos P. Romulo (1899)
January 14
Birth anniversary of National Artist Carlos Quirino (1910)
January 14
Birthday of National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao (1936)
January 22
Birth anniversary of National Artist Vicente S. Manansala (1910)
January 22
Birth anniversary of National Artist Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero (1910)
January 23
Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899 (Proclamation No. 533, s. 2013)
January 25
Death anniversary of NA Antonino R. Buenaventura (1996)
January 25
Birth anniversary of National Artist Pablo S. Antonio (1902)
January 26
Birth anniversary of National Artist Daisy H. Avellana (1917)
January 26
Birth anniversary of National Artist Napoleon Abueva (1930)
January 28
Julian Felipe Day (Republic Act No. 7805 of 1994)
January 29
Death anniversary of National Artist Antonio J. Molina (1980)
January 29
Birth anniversary of National Artist Francisco V. Coching (1919)
January 29
Death anniversary of National Artist Ildefonso Santos Jr. (2014)
January 31
Birth anniversary of National Artist Jose M. Maceda (1917)
Last week
Courtesy Week (Proclamation No. 449, s. 1965)
Last week
Children’s Week (Proclamation No. 190, s. 1964)
Week 1
National Time Consciousness Week (Republic Act No. 10535 of 2013)
FEBRUARY
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole Month
National Arts Month (Proclamation No. 683, s. 1991)
February 22-25
EDSA People Power Commemoration Week
February 2
Death anniversary of NA Federico Aguilar Alcuaz (2011)
February 3
Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Manila*
February 7
Death anniversary of National Artist Jose Garcia Villa (1997)
February 11
Birth anniversary of National Artist Lucio D. San Pedro (1913)
February 12
Birth anniversary of National Artist Lamberto V. Avellana (1915)
February 15
Birth anniversary of National Artist Jovita Fuentes (1895)
February 15
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Uwang Ahadas (1945)
February 16
Death anniversary of National Artist Napoleon Abueva (2018)
February 19
Birth anniversary of National Artist Francisco F. Feliciano (1941)
February 19
Jose Abad Santos Day (Proclamation No. 374, s. 1956)
February 22
Birth anniversary of National Artist Lazaro Francisco (1898)
February 25
EDSA Revolution Anniversary (Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015*)
February 25
Birthday of National Artist Ramon P. Santos (1941)
February 29
Death anniversary of President Elpidio Quirino (1956)
MARCH
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
Women’s Role in History Month (Proclamation No. 227, s. 1988)
Mar 21-27
UNESCO-ITI World Theater Week (Proclamation No. 1262, s. 2007)
Week 1
Women’s Week (Proclamation No. 224, s. 1988)
Week 3
Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week
March 1
Birth anniversary of National Artist Ang Kiukok (1931)
March 3
Birth anniversary of GAMABA Samaon Sulaiman (1953)
March 4
Birth anniversary of National Artist Rolando S. Tinio (1937)
March 5
Birthday of GAMABA Ambalang Ausalin (1943)
March 7
Death anniversary of National Artist Victorio C. Edades (1985)
March 8
Women’s Rights and International Peace Day
March 8
National Women’s Day (Republic Act No. 6949 of 1990)
March 9
Birth anniversary of National Artist Francisca R. Aquino (1899)
March 9
Birthday of National Artist Virgilio S. Almario (1944)
March 12
Death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Darhata Sawabi (2005)
March 17
Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Day (Proclamation No. 15, s. 1966)
March 22
Founding anniversary of the Philippine Army (Tejeros Convention, 1899)
March 24
Death anniversary of National Artist Amado V. Hernandez (1970)
March 27
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Teofilo Garcia (1941)
March 31
Death anniversary of National Artist Carlos V. Francisco (1969)
March 31
Death anniversary of National Artist Lucio D. San Pedro (2002)
APRIL
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
National Literature Month (Proclamation No. 968, s. 2015)
Whole month
Panagyaman Rice Festival, The National Celebration of Successful Rice Harvest (Proclamation No. 606, s. 2004)
Whole month
Filipino Food Month (Proclamation No.469, s. 2018)
April 2
Birth anniversary of National Artist Cesar F. Legaspi (1917)
April 2
Death anniversary of National Artist Levi Celerio (2002)
April 2
Death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Haja Amina Appi (2013)
April 2
Araw ni Balagtas (Proclamation No. 1249, s. 1974)
April 3
Birth anniversary of National Artist Lino Brocka (1939)
April 3
Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (Republic Act No. 7355 of 1992)
April 3
NCCA Anniversary (Republic Act No. 7356 of 1992)
April 7
Death anniversary of National Artist Cesar F. Legaspi (1994)
April 9
Araw ng Kagitingan
April 10
Birthday of National Artist Benedicto R. Cabrera (1942)
April 10
Birth anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Masino Intaray (1943)
April 11
Birthday of National Artist Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera (1932)
April 22
Philippines’ Earth Day (Proclamation No. 1481, s. 2008)
April 22
Birth anniversary of National Artist Edith L. Tiempo (1919)
April 24
Death anniversary of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo (1972)
April 25
Death anniversary of National Artist Lamberto V. Avellana (1991)
April 27
Order of National Artists (Proclamation No. 1144, s. 1973)
April 28
Birth anniversary of National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo (1911)
April 28
Death anniversary of National Artist Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero (1995)
April 29
Death anniversary of National Artist Nick Joaquin (2004)
April 30
Birth anniversary of National Artist Levi Celerio (1910)
April 30
Death anniversary of Lang Dulay,GAMABA for Textile Weaving, (2015)
MAY
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
National Heritage Month (Proclamation No. 439, s. 2003)
Whole month
Volunteerism Month (Proclamation No. 1778, s. 2009)
First full moon day
Vesak Day (Proclamation No. 24, s. 2001)
May 1
Labor Day
May 1
Birth anniversary of National Artist Felipe P. de Leon (1912)
May 4
Birth anniversary of National Artist Antonino R. Buenaventura (1904)
May 4
Birth anniversary of National Artist Nick Joaquin (1917)
May 5
Death anniversary of National Artist Jose M. Maceda (2004)
May 6
Death anniversary of National Artist Cirilo F. Bautista (2018)
May 7
Death anniversary of National Artist Juan F. Nakpil (1986)
May 9
Death anniversary of National Artist Ang Kiukok (2005)
May 10
Birth anniversary of National Artist Ernani J. Cuenco (1936)
May 11
Death anniversary of National Artist Jose T. Joya (1995)
May 12
Death anniversary of National Artist Daisy H. Avellana (2013)
May 20
Death anniversary of National Artist Carlos Quirino (1999)
May 21
Death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Samaon Sulaiman (2011)
May 22
Birth anniversary of National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro (1924)
May 22
Death anniversary of National Artist Lino Brocka (1991)
May 23
Death anniversary of National Artist Alejandro Roces (2011)
May 25
Death anniversary of National Artist Ramon O. Valera (1972)
May 26
Birth anniversary of National Artist Juan F. Nakpil (1899)
May 26
Founding anniversary of the National Historical Commission pf the Philippines (Republic Act No. 10086 of 2010)
May 28
Flag Days begins (Republic Act No. 8491 of 1998)
May 28
Death anniversary of National Artist Eddie S. Romero (2013)
May 30
Birth anniversary of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo (1892)
May 31
National Fisherfolks Day (Proclamation No. 261, s. 2000)
JUNE
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
W.A.T.C.H. (We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty) Month (Proclamation No. 1782, s. 2009)
June 4-10
Week of the Philippine Eagle (Proclamation No. 79, s. 1999)
June 6-12
Linggo ng Kalayaan (Proclamation No. 914, s. 1992)
June 2
Death anniversary of National Artist Ishmael Bernal (1996)
June 3
Birth anniversary of National Artist Jose T. Joya (1931)
June 3
Death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Ginaw Bilog (2003)
June 4
Death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Salinta Monon (2009)
June 6
Birth anniversary of National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz (1932)
June 7
Founding anniversary of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 9167 of 2002)
June 9
Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day (Proclamation No. 148, s. 2002)
June 10
Death anniversary of National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro (1999)
June 11
Death anniversary of National Artist Ernani J. Cuenco (1988)
June 12
Independence Day (Republic Act No. 4166 of 1964)
June 14
Death anniversary of National Artist Pablo S. Antonio (1975)
June 16
Birth anniversary of National Artist Ramon Obusan (1938)
June 19
Birth anniversary of Jose Rizal (1861)
June 25
Birth anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Haja Amina Appi (1925)
June 25
The Day of the Filipino Seafarer (Proclamation No. 183, s. 2011)
June 29
Birth anniversary of National Artist Lucrecia R. Urtula (1929)
June 30
Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day (Republic Act No. 9187 of 2003)
JULY
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
Nutrition Month (Presidential Decree No. 491, s. 1974)
Week 2
Cultural Communities Week (Proclamation No. 250, s. 1988)
Last week
Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino (Proclamation No. 933, s. 2014)
July 1-7
National Culture Consciousness Week (Proclamation No. 1148, s. 1973)
July 4
Republic Day (Republic Act No. 4166 of 1964) (Proclamation 811, s. 1996)
July 7
Death anniversary of National Artist Rolando S. Tinio (1997)
July 9
Birth anniversary of National Artist Cirilo F. Bautista (1941)
July 11
Birth anniversary of National Artist Andrea O. Veneracion (1928)
July 11
Death anniversary of Honorato “Atang” de la Rama (1991)
July 12
Death anniversary of National Artist Guillermo E. Tolentino (1976)
July 13
Birth anniversary of National Artist Alejandro R. Roces (1924)
July 15
Death anniversary of National Artist Leonor Orosa-Goquinco (2005)
July 23
Apolinario Mabini Day (Republic Act No. 9430 of 2007)
July 24
Birth anniversary of National Artist Guillermo E. Tolentino (1890)
July 24
Birth anniversary of National Artist Leonor Orosa-Goquinco (1917)
July 25
Death anniversary of National Artist Gerardo de Leon (1981)
July 27
Iglesia ni Cristo Day (Republic Act No. 9645 of 2009)
AUGUST
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (Proklamasyon Blg. 1041, s. 1997)
Whole month
History Month (Proclamation No. 339, s. 2012)
August 17-23
Made in the Philippines Product Week (Proclamation No. 76, s. 1936)
August 24-30
National Coconut Week (Proclamation No. 142, s. 1987)
August 1
Death anniversary of Pres. Manuel Quezon (1944)
August 1
Death anniversary of National Artist Francisco Arcellana (2002)
August 1
Death anniversary of Pres. Cory Aquino (2009)
August 3
Birth anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Lang Dulay (1928)
August 4
Death anniversary of National Artist Lucrecia R. Urtula (1999)
August 5
Birth anniversary of National Artist Jose Garcia Villa (1908)
August 7
Death anniversary of National Artist Jovita Fuentes (1978)
August 8
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Yabing Masalon Dulo (1914)
August 9
National Indigenous Peoples Day (Republic Act no. 10689, s. 2015)
August 11
Death anniversary of National Artist Manuel Conde (1985)
August 12
Anniversary of the National Library of the Philippines (Royal Order No. 689 of 1887)
August 13
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Magdalena Gamayo (1924)
August 14
Anniversary of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Republic Act No. 7104 of 1981)
August 14
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Alonzo Saclag (1942)
August 15
Birth anniversary of National Artist Leandro V. Locsin (1928)
August 16
Death anniversary of National Artist Lucrecia R. Kasilag (2008)
August 19
Birth anniversary of Pres. Manuel Quezon (1878)
August 20
Birth anniversary of National Artist Fernando Poe Jr. (1939)
August 21
Ninoy Aquino Day (Republic Act No. 9256 of 2004)
August 22
Death anniversary of National Artist Vicente S. Manansala (1981)
August 29
Founding anniversary of the Senate (Jones Law)
August 29
Founding anniversary of the House of Representatives (Jones Law)
August 29
National Heroes Day ((Act No. 3827 and Republic Act No. 9492)
August 31
Birth anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay (1907)
August 31
Birth anniversary of National Artist Ramon O. Valera (1912)
August 31
Birth anniversary of National Artist Lucrecia R. Kasilag (1918)
SEPTEMBER
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
Civil Service Month (Proclamation No. 1050, s. 1997)
Whole month
Rule of Law Month (Proclamation No. 713, s. 2004)
Whole month
National Peace Consciousness Month (Proc. No. 675, s. 2004)
September 17-23
World Clean and Green Week
Week 2
Education Week (Proclamation No. 409, s. 1953)
Week 3
Design Consciousness Week (Proc. No. 1259, s. 1974)
Last week
Family Week (Proclamation No. 60, s. 1992)
Last week
National Tourism Week (Proc. No. 894, s. 1996)
September 1
Birth anniversary of Senate Pres. Gil J. Puyat (1907
September 5
Birth anniversary of National Artist Ildefonso Santos Jr. (1929)
September 6
Birth anniversary of National Artist Francisco Arcellana (1916)
September 8
National Literacy Day (Proc. No. 1886, s. 1979)
September 8
Birth anniversary of National Artist N.V.M. Gonzales (1915)
September 11
Birth anniversary of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos (1917)
September 12
Birth anniversary of National Artist Gerardo de Leon (1913)
September 13
Birth anniversary of National Artist Amado V. Hernandez (1903)
September 19
Death anniversary of National Artist Francisco F. Feliciano (2014)
September 19
Founding anniversary of the Order of Gabriela Silang (Executive Order No. 236, s. 2003)
September 19
Founding anniversary of the Order of Lakandula (Executive Order No. 236, s. 2003)
September 30
Birth anniversary of National Artist Ishmael Bernal (1938)
OCTOBER
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
Museums and Galleries Month (Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991)
Whole month
Special Month for the Conservation & Protection of the Tamaraw in Mindoro
Whole month
National Indigenous Peoples Month (Proc. No. 1906, s. 2009)
October 18-24
United Nations Week
Week 1
Elderly Filipino Week
Last week
National Towns Week (Proclamation No. 652, s. 2004)
3rd Thursday
Conflict Resolution Day (Proclamation No. 1152, s. 2006)
October 4
Kindness to Animal Day (Proclamation No. 537, s. 1958)
October 5
National Teachers’ Day (Republic Act No. 10743)
October 9
Birth anniversary of National Artist Manuel Conde
October 10
Local Government Day (Proclamation No. 63, s. 1992)
October 12
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Eduardo Mutuc (1949)
October 14
Birthday of National Artist Alice Reyes (1942)
October 14
Birthday of Manlilikha ng Bayan Estelita Bantilan (1940)
October 20
Philippine-British Friendship day (Proclamation No. 1592, s. 2008)
October 21
National Archives Day (Proclamation No. 660, s. 1995)
October 21
Founding anniversary of the National Archives of the Philippines
October 24
United Nations Day (Proclamation No. 138, s. 1949)
October 25
Anniversary of Philippine Military Academy (Decree of Aguinaldo 1898)
October 26
Death anniversary of National Artist Salvador F. Bernal (2011)
October 29
National Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Day
October 29
Anniversary of National Museum (Philippine Commission Act of 1901)
NOVEMBER
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
Library and Information Services Month (Proclamation No. 837, s. 1991)
Whole month
Filipino Values Month (Proclamation No. 479, s. 1994)
Whole month
National Rice Awareness Month (Proclamation No. 524, s. 2004)
Whole month
Traditional and Alternative Health Month (Proc. No. 698, s. 2004)
Whole month
Philippine Book Development Month (Proclamation No. 1436, s. 2007)
Whole month
National Consciousness Month for Punctuality and Civility (Proclamation No. 1638, s. 2008)
Whole month
National Children’s Month (Republic Act No. 10661 of 2014)
November 24-30
National Book Week (Proclamation No. 109, s. 1936)
November 25-December 12
18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (Proclamation No. 1172, s. 2006)
Last week
Philatelic Week (Proclamation No. 622, s. 1969)
Last Thursday
Mindanao Week of Peace (Proclamation No. 127, s. 2001)
November 1
All Saints Day
November 4
Birth anniversary of National Artist Carlos V. Francisco (1912)
November 11
Puerto Princesa Underground River Day (Proclamation No. 816, s. 2014)
November 15
Death anniversary of National Artist Leandro V. Locsin (1994)
November 20
Birthday of National Artist Arturo R. Luz (1926)
November 21
Death anniversary of National Artist Francisca R. Aquino (1983)
November 27
Araw ng Pagbasa (Republic Act No. 10556 of 2012)
November 28
Death anniversary of National Artist N.V.M. Gonzales (1999)
November 30
Bonifacio Day (Act No. 2946) (Republic Act No. 9492) (Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015*)
November 30
Death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Masino Intaray (2013)
DECEMBER
Date
Holiday/Observance
Whole month
National Volunteers Month (Proclamation No. 55, s. 1998)
Whole month
The Month of Overseas Filipinos (Proclamation No. 276, s. 1988)
Whole month
Rizal Month (Proclamation No. 126, s. 2001)
1st Monday up to following Sunday
Philippine Aviation Week (Proclamation No. 732, s. 1970)
Whole month
National Human Rights Consciousness Week
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Family Week (Proclamation No. 147, s. 1949)
Week 2
Linggo ng Kabataan (Proclamation No. 99, s. 1992)
First Monday
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (Proclamation No. 58, s. 1998)
December 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the Philippines
December 3
Birthday of National Artist F. Sionil Jose (1924)
December 5
Death anniversary of National Artist Felipe P. de Leon (1992)
December 6
Birth anniversary of National Artist Jose Maria Zaragoza (1912)
December 10
Human Rights Day (Proclamation No. 347, s. 1952)
December 12
Birth anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Salinta Monon (1920)
December 12
Death anniversary of National Artist Severino Montano (1980)
December 14
Death anniversary of National Artist Fernando Poe Jr. (2004)
December 15
Death anniversary of National Artist Carlos P. Romulo (1985)
December 18
Graciano Lopez-Jaena Day (Republic Act No. 9070 of 2001)
December 20
Founding anniversary of the Department of Education
December 21
Death anniversary of National Artist Ramon Obusan (2006)
December 23
Birth anniversary of National Artist Victorio C. Edades (1895)
December 25
Christmas Day
December 26
Birth anniversary of National Artist Antonio J. Molina (1894)
December 28
Death anniversary of National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo (1978)
December 30
Rizal Day Rizal Day (Act. No. 345) (Republic Act No. 9492) (Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015*)
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