I’m sure you’ve caught a glimpse of the widely publicised slogan, “It’s more fun in the Philippines”, on various TV, print and social media ads over the years. Most of these ads have undoubtedly been coupled with pictures of white beaches, smiling citizens and exotic wildlife.
But aside from the amazing scenery this island country has to offer, I believe this sentence holds true for another reason — the holidays! The Philippines celebrates around 17 to 20 holidays every year, depending on the declaration of the Office of the President.
In 2016, 19 nationwide holidays have been declared, and we’ve estimated a total of 9 long weekends with just 4 vacation leave in the Philippines. These figures easily trump those of the country’s Asian neighbours! So now do you agree with me? Isn’t it more fun to work in the Philippines?
I know it’s still 2015 but it wouldn’t hurt to plan early for the next year. And we’re here to help you with that! We’ve plotted and labelled all the 2016 holidays, vacation leaves and long weekends in a special calendar with you in mind.
On top of that, we also have a special long weekends cheatsheet. Grab your off days from work in advance, before all your colleagues do!
Do take note that the additional special (non-working) holidays have yet to be confirmed. Also, the dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha are just estimates since the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) have not yet made official announcements for these. For the rest, you can start planning and booking as early as now so you can get great travel deals.
Don’t know where you want to go? Browse through our vast collection of articles for inspiration. How about exploring some beautiful islands in the Philippines? You never know, we might hold the key to unlocking your next amazing adventure!
Before you go, remember to print, post and share the calendar and cheatsheet!
Also Read: 13 Long Weekends in the Philippines in 2015