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Holidays in 2021 to look forward to

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Oct 07, 2020 3:53 am Updated May 10, 2021 8:18 pm

President Rodrigo Duterte today declared  May 13, Thursday, a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan.  

Proclamation No. 1142 reads, “In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Thursday, 13 May 2021, a regular holiday throughout the country.”

The President said through the proclamation, “The entire Filipino should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr, subject to community quarantine, social distancing and other public health measures.”

Here are the rest of Philippine holidays to look forward to this year. 

Regular holidays in 2021:

January 1 (Friday): New Year’s Day

April 9 (Friday): Araw ng Kagitingan

April 1 (Thursday): Maundy Thursday

April 2 (Friday): Good Friday

May 1 (Saturday): Labor Day

June 12 (Saturday): Independence Day

August 30 (Monday): National Heroes’ Day

November 30 (Tuesday): Bonifacio Day

December 25 (Saturday): Christmas Day

December 30 (Thursday): Rizal Day 

Special non-working days:

February 12 (Friday): Chinese New Year

February 25 (Thursday): Edsa People Power Anniversary

April 3 (Saturday): Black Saturday

August 21 (Saturday): Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1 (Monday): All Saints’ Day

December 8 (Wednesday): Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary