SPECIAL AND REGULAR HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES
WHEN IS THE NEXT HOLIDAY IN THE PHILIPPINES?
There are two types of holidays that affect the salary of an employee in the Philippines, Regular holidays and Special non-working holidays. Well, there is a third type of holiday when both a Regular and a Special non-working holiday fall on the same day. When this happens, it is often referred to as a double holiday.
The official source of announcements of new holidays is the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, and it is found at https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/. Every time the President signs a new holiday into law, a scanned copy of this the Proclamation is loaded to this website.
Sometimes there is a delay in loading the Proclamation, especially when it is a holiday with a flexible date or one that is declared at the last minute. When this happens, a great way to check the specific date or the status of a new holiday is to Google "philippine holiday rappler". This often brings up an article about a new holiday and we suggest Rappler as they seem to be the quickest to post new articles about Philippine holidays.