VACATION GALORE: Here’s the Official List of Holidays in 2022
2022 is just around the corner and there’s no better way to start the year than to plan everything in advance. To ensure that you’ll have your dream vacation without the hassle, the Philippine Primer has complied the complete list of official holidays next year.
Before the year ends, Malacañang released the official list of regular, special working, and non-working days for 2022. This includes Proclamation 1236 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on October 29, which took effect immediately.
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The following are declared holidays for 2022:
January 1 (Saturday) – New Year’s Day
April 9 (Saturday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
April 14 – Maundy Thursday
April 15 – Good Friday
May 1 (Sunday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Sunday) – Independence Day
August 29 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day
November 30 (Wednesday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Sunday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Friday) – Rizal Day
Special Non-Working Days
February 1 (Tuesday) – Chinese New Year
February 25 (Friday) – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 16 – Black Saturday
August 21 (Sunday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1 (Tuesday) – All Saints’ Day
December 8 (Thursday) – Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary
Special (Working) Days
November 2 (Wednesday) – All Soul’s Day
December 24 (Saturday) – Christmas Eve
December 31 (Saturday) – New Year’s Eve /Last Day of the Year
Nov. 2, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31, which are usually declared special non-working days, have been declared special working days to “encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special working days instead,” according to the proclamation.
Meanwhile, Proclamation 1236 declares Feb. 1, 2022, as a special non-working day to celebrate Chinese New Year.
While Feb. 25, 2022, is the commemoration of the 36th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
In addition to Holy Week Holidays next year, the Black Saturday that falls on Apr. 16, 2022, has been declared as a special non-working day nationwide.
Under Proclamation 1236, Dec. 8 of every year shall be celebrated as a special non-working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
RA No. 9849 dated 11 Dec. 2009 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday and will be determined according to approximate dates of the Islamic holidays under the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar.
Written by Cedie Salido