Book in those leaves people, here’s a list of all the public holidays and long weekends for 2021!
Although we aren’t allowed to travel as freely as we used to (Covid-19, we’re looking at you!), driving and flying to nearby destinations (LGU permitting, of course) is A-OK. If going far away isn’t your thing, staycations in hotels around the metro are allowed too. Of course, safety should always be top of mind but once everything’s in order, why not relax by the pool or the beach with a chilled beverage?
Here are all of the public holidays and long weekends in 2021
2021 public holidays, non-working days and long weekends
Friday, January 1, 2021: New Year’s Day
Friday, February 12, 2021: Chinese New Year
Tip: Book Thursday, February 11 and Monday, February 14 for your first five days off this year!
Thursday, February 25, 2021: EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary (non-working day)
Thursday, April 1, 2021, Friday, April 2, 2021 and Saturday, April 3, 2021: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday
Tip: Pencil in Wednesday, March 31 and Monday, April 5 for an amazing six days off!
Friday, April 9, 2021: Araw ng Kagitingan
Tip: You could try asking for Thursday, April 8 and Monday, April 12 off — but you might be pushing it!
Saturday, May 1, 2021: Labor Day
Saturday, June 12, 2021: Independence Day
Saturday, August 21, 2021: Ninoy Aquino Day (non-working day)
Monday, August 30, 2021: National Heroes’ Day
Tip: Book in Friday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 31 for a super five days off!
Monday, November 1, 2021 and Tuesday, November 2, 2021: All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day
Tip: Book in Friday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 3 for an awesome six days off!
Tuesday, November 30, 2021: Bonifacio Day
Wednesday, December 8, 2021: Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (non-working day)
Friday, December 24, 2021 and Saturday, December 25, 2021: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Friday, December 31, 2021: Last Day of the Year
Other important dates to remember
Sunday, May 9, 2021: Mother’s Day
Sunday, June 20, 2021: Father’s Day
The month of August: Buwan ng Wika
Sunday, September 5 to Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Teacher’s Month
Saturday, September 12, 2021: National Grandparents Day
Enjoy all your time off; you deserve it!