Plan Your 2015 Vacations Now, List of Philippine Holidays for 2015 Released by the Palace

Do you have a bucket list of places you want to visit, alone or together with friends and family? For 2015, why don’t you start working on that bucket list before you get too old to travel and enjoy these fabulous destinations?

The president already signed and released Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, providing a list of the holidays across the country for next year.

List of Philippine Holidays for 2015

It is time for you to fill your calendar with plans for out-of-town vacations on long weekends. By booking early, you can actually get discounts from some hotels or could find cheaper fares for your planned destination.

Bookmark this post for reference, so you could easily make those plans or change them accordingly, depending on the available of cheaper flights and options you can find now.

The following is the List of Holidays for 2015, in chronological order:
  • January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
  • January 2, 2015, Friday - Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
  • February 25, 2015, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday)
  • April 2, 2015, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
  • April 3, 2015, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
  • April 4, 2015, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
  • April 9, 2015, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
  • May 1, 2015, Friday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)
  • June 12, 2015, Friday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)
  • August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
  • August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
  • November 1, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
  • November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 24, 2015, Thursday - Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 31, 2015, Thursday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

Special Holidays

There are a number of special holidays observed by the country, the dates are still to be determined or might be limited to a certain locality/group. For instance, dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha are often announced when these are drawing near, especially because the observances are dependent on Islamic astronomical calculations, the lunar calendar, or the Islamic calendar (Hijra).

Such special holidays spring a surprise to workers and could prove difficult to predict. So, don’t base your trip calendar on these special holidays.

February 25 (Tuesday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary is the only one with a definite date in 2015. 

Be aware, however, that the EDSA Revolution Anniversary has been deemed as a special working holiday. That means that most of us workers are required to go to work but students (and teachers!) across the nation won’t be attending school on that day.

List of Philippine Holidays for 2015

List of Philippine Holidays for 2015

As always, long weekends are perfect for going out of town because you’ll have more time to enjoy your mini-vacation. The Holy Week is also a favorite among tourists, for obvious reasons. Three days are marked as holidays for the Holy Week, and the weekends on a Sunday, so you get at least 4 days of no work.

If you are in your boss’ good graces, you might even be able to manage a longer vacation for Holy Week, taking a vacation leave for the days leading to or after the holiday dates.

The last week of the year is also the perfect time for some holidaymaking and fun vacations. Plus, many families and organizations schedule reunions in December.

It should be fun to know what your plans are going to be for next year. Have fun!

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