Philippine 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.

Below is a list of Philippines 2012 holidays. See also Philippines Holidays 2011.

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.

Singapore & Philippine 2012 Holiday List

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. Jose Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30 – Replaced from 30 December 2011
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero Jose Rizal
Monday, 2 January 2012

Chinese New Year / Araw ng Bagong Taon ng mga Tsino
Regular day / Tentative
Chinese New Year 2012 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

Holy Week Holiday in Philippines

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
Easter 2012 is commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus.
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
International Labour Day
Regular Holiday May 1
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Philippine Independence Day / Araw ng Kasarinlan
Independence Day of Philippines
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
All Saints Day 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012

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

Bonifacio Day / Kaarawan ni Bonifacio
Regular Holiday November 30
Birth date of Andres Bonifacio
Bonifacio Day 2012
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
Christmas 2012
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Rizal Day / Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jos? Rizal
Regular Holiday December 30 ? Replaced to Monday
Death anniversary of Philippines National hero Jos? 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

- Easter & Holy Week 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 Philippine Holidays 2012 !