In this article, we will provide you with the complete list of Philippine holidays in 2022. It is important for both Filipino employees and employers to be aware of these holidays as they plan their schedules and vacations for the year. The dates of most regular Philippine holidays are fixed, while others are determined by religious observance. Please note that these dates are subject to change based on the President's declaration, as per Republic Act 9492.
January 1, 2022, Saturday - New Year's Day
- This holiday marks the beginning of the new year and is celebrated nationwide.
April 9, 2022, Saturday - Araw ng Kagitingan
- Araw ng Kagitingan, also known as the Day of Valor, commemorates the bravery and sacrifices of Filipino and American soldiers during World War II.
April 14, 2022, Thursday - Maundy Thursday
- Maundy Thursday is part of the Holy Week and is observed by Christians as the day of the Last Supper.
April 15, 2022, Friday - Good Friday
- Good Friday is a solemn day that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
May 1, 2022, Sunday - Labor Day
- Labor Day is a global celebration of the achievements and contributions of workers.
June 12, 2022, Sunday - Independence Day
- Independence Day marks the anniversary of the Philippines' declaration of independence from Spanish colonial rule.
August 29, 2022, last Monday of August - National Heroes' Day
- National Heroes' Day honors the Filipino heroes who fought for the country's freedom and independence.
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- Bonifacio Day commemorates the birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, a key figure in the Philippine Revolution against Spanish colonial rule.
December 25, 2022, Sunday - Christmas Day
- Christmas Day is a major holiday celebrated by Filipinos, marking the birth of Jesus Christ.
December 30, 2022, Friday - Rizal Day
- Rizal Day commemorates the death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines.
Special Non-Working Days
February 1, 2022, Tuesday - Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year is a significant holiday for the Filipino-Chinese community, celebrating the lunar new year.
February 25, 2022, Friday - EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- The EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary commemorates the peaceful revolution that led to the ousting of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.
April 16, 2022 - Black Saturday
- Black Saturday is observed during the Holy Week and is a day of reflection and mourning.
August 21, 2022, Sunday - Ninoy Aquino Day
- Ninoy Aquino Day honors the death anniversary of Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., a prominent figure in Philippine history.
November 1, 2022, Tuesday - All Saints' Day
- All Saints' Day is a day to honor and remember all the saints and departed loved ones.
December 8, 2022, Thursday - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
- The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is a religious holiday that celebrates the belief in the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary.
Special Working Days
November 2, 2022, Wednesday - All Souls' Day
- All Souls' Day is a day to remember and pray for the souls of the departed.
December 24, 2022, Saturday - Christmas Eve
- Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and is often celebrated with family gatherings and preparations for the Christmas festivities.
December 31, 2022, Saturday - Last Day of the Year
- The Last Day of the Year is a time for reflection and celebration as people bid farewell to the current year and welcome the new year.
Local Holidays: Manila Day, Quezon City Day
In addition to the national holidays, local cities and municipalities may declare their own holidays based on their founding dates. For example, Manila Day (Araw ng Maynila) is typically celebrated on June 24, while Quezon City Day is observed on August 19.
These local holidays are treated as unique non-working holidays for schools, government offices, and some corporate firms in the specified city or municipality. Most businesses, including BPOs, are unaffected by these holidays.
Long Weekends in the Philippines 2022
In 2022, there are several long weekends in the Philippines that employees can look forward to. Many holidays have been strategically shifted to either Thursday or Saturday, allowing for extended breaks. Here are some notable long weekends:
Holy Week 2022
- April 14 to 17 - Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (Thursday and Friday) combined with the weekend.
New Year Weekend
- December 30 to January 1 - Rizal Day and New Year's Day (Friday and Saturday) combined with the weekend.
Three-day Weekends 2022
- February 25 to 27 - People Power Anniversary (Friday) combined with the weekend.
- August 27 to 29 - National Heroes Day (Saturday) combined with the weekend.
Holiday Pay, Bonuses, and Other Benefits
During holidays, employees may be required to work depending on the nature of their job or the office's operation. In certain industries such as malls, BPOs, media outlets, and public service offices, employees may receive additional compensation for working on holidays.
Here are some important considerations regarding holiday pay, bonuses, and other benefits:
Regular Working Holidays: Compensation and Pay Rules
- Employees are entitled to 200% of their daily wage and cost of living allowance on regular holidays.
- If an employee chooses not to work on a regular holiday, they will still be paid 100% of their regular daily wage for that day.
Non-working Holidays: Compensation and Pay Rules
- Employees are entitled to at least 130% of their daily pay and cost of living allowance during non-working holidays.
- The compensation for local holidays is the same as non-working holidays.
Overtime during Holidays
- If an employee works more than eight hours on a holiday, they are entitled to an additional 30% of their hourly rate as holiday compensation.
- This applies to both regular (200%) and special non-working (130%) holidays.
Night Differential during Holidays
- Employees who work from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. during holidays are entitled to a night differential of not less than 10% of their hourly rate, in addition to their holiday pay.
Offset Credits for Philippine Holidays
- Some offices may offer offset credits to employees who work during holidays. These offset credits can be used to exchange regular working days for rest days.
- Offset credits are not convertible to cash and must be used within a specific time frame.
13th-month Pay and Christmas Bonuses
- The 13th-month pay is a mandatory benefit in the Philippines. It is usually equivalent to a month's wage or a prorated amount based on an employee's length of service.
- The 13th-month pay must be paid on or before December 24 of the current year, as mandated by the Labor Code of the Philippines.
- Christmas bonuses, on the other hand, are voluntary and are often given as performance-based incentives.
This comprehensive guide provides the complete list of Philippine holidays in 2022, including regular holidays, special non-working days, special working days, and local holidays. It also highlights long weekends and important considerations regarding holiday pay, bonuses, and other benefits for employees. By being aware of these holidays and their associated rules, both employers and employees can effectively plan their schedules and make the most of their time off.