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Philippine Holidays 2012

January 3, 2012 by staff 

Philippine Holidays 2012Philippine Holidays 2012, 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.
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.
Please note this Philippines 2012 holidays calendar is based on estimates. Some Philippines holidays may have different dates from year to year. Some due to different calendar used for calculation (Chinese New Year using lunar calendar while Eid il Fitr is using Islamic calendar), and some due to calculations based on days of the week (eg. Easter, heroes day).

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

Philippines Holidays 2012
Here is list of Philippines 2012 holidays :

New Year’s Day / Araw ng Bagong Taon
Regular Holiday on January 1
First day of the New Year
Sunday, 1 January 2012

Rizal Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30 – Replaced from 30 December 2011
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero José Rizal
Monday, 2 January 2012

Chinese New Year / Araw ng Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino
Regular day / Tentative
Chinese New Year 2011 based on Lunar Calendar
Monday, 23 January 2012

People Power Day / Araw ng People Power (Lakas ng Bayan)
School holiday
Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution
Monday, 27 February 2012

Maundy Thursday / Huwebes Santo
Regular Holiday Thursday before Easter
Commemorates the Last Supper; part of Holy Week 2012 /Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Thursday, 5 April 2012

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, 6 April 2012

Holy Saturday /
Regular day Saturday
Day before Easter Sunday
Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Sunday / Linggo ng Pagkabuhay
Regular day Sunday
Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus; part of Holy Week/Mahal Na Araw celebrations
Easter 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012

Bataan and Corregidor Day (“Day of Valour”) / Araw ng Kagitingan
Regular Holiday April 9
Commemorates the Bataan Death March
Monday, 9 April 2012

Labour Day / Araw ng Manggagawa
Regular Holiday May 1
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Philippine Independence Day / Araw ng Kasarinlan
Regular Holiday 12 June – Replaced to Monday
Anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence
Monday, 11 June 2012

Ninoy Aquino Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino
Nationwide Special Holiday August 21 – Replaced to Monday
Death of Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Monday, 20 August 2012

National Heroes’ Day / Araw ng mga Bayani
Regular Holiday Last Monday of August
Commemorates the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” by the Katipunan
Monday, 27 August 2012

All Saints Day / Undas/Todos los Santos
Nationwide Special Holiday November 1
Remembrance of all the saints and dead
Thursday, 1 November 2012

All Souls Day / Araw ng mga Patay
Special Non-working Holiday November
Remembrance of the dead
Friday, 2 November 2012

Bonifacio Day / Kaarawan ni Bonifacio
Regular Holiday November 30
Birth date of Andres Bonifacio
Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Eve
Regular Holiday December 24
Day before Christmas
Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Day / Araw ng Pasko
Regular Holiday December 25
Celebration of Christmas
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Rizal Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. José Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30 – Replaced to Monday
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero José Rizal
Monday, 31 December 2012

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
Monday, 31 December 2012

Note:
- Easter is a major festival holiday in the Philippines and travel may be disrupted.
- Notice there are a number Philippines holidays 2012 near end of the year.
- December 24 is almost always made into a Philippines holiday (or at least a half-day working day), December 25 is Christmas Day holiday, December 26 (Boxing Day) is usually a special non-working day.
- With 25 December 2011 falls on Tuesday, expect Christmas Eve 2012 to be made as Regular Holiday as filler between Sunday and Christmas. While boxing day might not be made as holiday.
- 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.

2012 Islamic Holidays

Eidul Fitr (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Fitr) / Wakas ng Ramadan
Regular Holiday Varies Date
Eidul Fitr 2012
End of the holy month of Ramadan; based on Islamic calendar
Monday, 20 August 2012

Eidul Adha (Arabic transliteration: Eid al-Adha) / Araw ng Pag-alay
Eidul Adha 2012
Non-working Holiday Varies Date
2 days; based on Islamic calendar
Friday, 26 October 2012

Happy Philippines Holidays 2012 !

Philippines Holidays 2010
Here is list of Philippines 2010 holidays :

Araw ng Bagong Taon
New Year’s Day
Friday, 1 January 2010

Chinese New Year
First new moon in lunar calendar
Sunday, 14 February 2010

People Power Day
Commemorates the People Power Revolution of 1986
Thursday, 25 February 2010

Huwebes Santo
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, 1 April 2010

Biyernes Santo
Good Friday
Friday, 2 April 2010

Sabado de Gloria
Black Saturday
Saturday, 3 April 2010

Linggo ng Pagkabuhay
Easter Sunday
Sunday, 4 April 2010

Day of Valour / Bataan Day (Araw ng Kagitingan)
Commemorates the Bataan Death March
Friday, 9 April 2010

Araw ng Manggagawa
Labor Day
Saturday, 1 May 2010

Independence Day (Araw ng Kasarinlan)
Commemorates the Philippine Declaration of Independence
Saturday, 12 June 2010

Ninoy Aquino Day (Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino)
Commemorates the martyrdom of Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Araw ng mga Bayani
National Heroes’ Day
Monday, 30 August 2010

Eid ul-Fitr / Wakas ng Ramadan
End of Ramadan
Friday, 10 September 2010

All Saints’ Day (Todos los Santos / Undas / Araw ng mga Namayapa)
Special Non-working public holiday; commemoration in conjunction with All Souls’ Day
Monday, 1 November 2010

Bonifacio Day (Kaarawan ni Bonifacio)
Regular public holiday; Commemorates the life of Andres Bonifacio
Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Araw ng Pasko
Christmas Day
Saturday, 25 December 2010

Rizal Day (Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal)
Commemorates the martyrdom of José Rizal in 1896
Thursday, 30 December 2010

New Year’s Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon)
Special non-working holiday
Friday, 31 December 2010

Note:
- 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 and 26 falls on weekend, expect them to be replaced to the following Monday 27 and Tuesday 28.

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