List of Long weekends in the Philippines 2023
What is Long Weekends?
A long weekend is an extended weekend that typically occurs when a public holiday, a non-working day, or a special event falls on a Friday or a Monday. This results in a three-day break from work or school, allowing people to have more leisure time for travel, relaxation, or spending time with family and friends. Long weekends are eagerly anticipated and often provide an opportunity for short vacations or local getaways without using up too many vacation days.
Long Weekends in The Philippines
Schedule your holiday breaks and relaxation days for the extended weekends in the coming year! A minimum of 10 holidays and exceptional non-working days are conveniently situated near weekends. The Malacañang administration disclosed the roster of holidays on Tuesday, August 23.
The following is a list of long weekends in 2023.
- January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
- January 2 (Monday) – Additional Special Non-Working Day
- April 6 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
- April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday
- April 8 (Saturday) – Black Saturday
- April 9 (Sunday) – Easter Sunday
- April 10 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan (Monday nearest April 9)
- April 21 (Friday) – Eid al-Fitr
- April 22 (Saturday)
- April 23 (Sunday)
- April 29 (Saturday)
- April 30 (Sunday)
- May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day
- June 10 (Saturday)
- June 11 (Sunday)
- June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day
- August 19 (Saturday)
- August 20 (Sunday)
- August 21 (Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
- August 26 (Saturday)
- August 27 (Sunday)
- August 28 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
- November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day
- November 2 (Thursday) – All Souls Day (Additional Special Non-Working Day)
- November 3 (Friday) – File for leave
- November 4 (Saturday)
- November 5 (Sunday)
- November 25 (Saturday)
- November 26 (Sunday)
- November 27 (Monday) – Bonifacio Day (Monday nearest November 30)
- December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
- December 9 (Saturday)
- December 10 (Sunday)
- December 23 (Saturday)
- December 24 (Sunday)
- December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day
Proclamation 90 shifts certain holidays to the closest Monday or Friday instead of their original weekend dates. As a result, 2023 sees an increase in the number of long weekends, promoting domestic tourism in the Philippines.
These extended weekends enable Filipinos to reap the rewards of holiday economics, particularly in April—the lengthiest weekend in 2023—spanning five days.