Although we’ve had to put our latest travel plans on hold, we’re still positive that the Philippines will be a better place for local tourism soon! On 3 Aug 2020, the Malacañang Palace released Proclamation No. 986 declaring all the holidays next year. With that, we’re seeing 13 possible long weekends in the Philippines in 2021!
That’s right: We have 10 regular holidays, seven special non-working holidays, and two additional special non-working days for 2021. As per tradition, TripZilla has come up with an annual calendar and cheat sheet for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to pin these photos!
On top of the 12 regular holidays, President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed seven special non-working holidays and an additional two special non-working days to boost local tourism.
Meanwhile, we’re still awaiting the official dates of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha: These Islamic holidays shift dates according to the yearly lunar calendar. Keep this article bookmarked — we promise to update it as soon as the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) declares the official dates for these holidays!
Make it 13 long weekends in 2021 by taking six leave days
Unlike with 2020, the Philippine holidays in 2021 are a bit trickier to deal with. Evidently, there are holidays sandwiched between working days. But with the right planning, you can definitely make the most of these 21 days of vacation!
If you take six leave days, you can actually score 13 long weekends in the Philippines in 2021! Here’s our little cheat sheet for vacation leaves next year:
This year may not be rolling as planned, but at least we have more years to look forward to. In fact, we’ll be ending 2020 with a blast — a 5-day holiday up to the New Year! Maybe then, we’ll be able to enjoy a home away from home. (Is anyone thinking of a year-end staycation, too?)
During this time of non-travel, let’s all hold onto the silver lining brought about by possible future travels. And while we’re here, let’s each savour in the benefits that this inevitable travel detox has brought us. Besides, if there’s one thing travel has taught us, it’s that we do have to sometimes go with the flow and enjoy the ride.
Also read: An Open Letter to My Future Self, From 2020
Stay tuned for flight updates on our Facebook group, Flight Deals – Philippines. We also have a travel deals section where you can score cheap flights — who knows, you might finally be able to travel locally during one of these long weekends in the Philippines in 2021!
Plan ahead and scroll through our website for more travel inspiration! You might want to schedule your staycations in the Philippines as early now. Take it up a notch and check out some of the best hotels and resorts in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, too!