2015 List of Philippine Holidays

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The Philippines has a lot of holidays. Prepare yourself and your business with our 2015 Philippine Holiday Calendar!

This list is based from the holiday calendar released by the Philippine government. We’ll update this as soon as any new developments come in.

Regular Holidays 

DateDayHoliday
DateDayHoliday
January 1ThursdayNew Year’s Day
April 2ThursdayMaundy Thursday
April 3FridayGood Friday
April 9 Thursday Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 FridayLabor Day
June 12 FridayIndependence Day
July 17FridayEid'l Fitr
August 31MondayNational Heroes Day
September 25FridayEid’l Adha (Feast Of Sacrifice)
November 30 MondayBonifacio Day
December 25 FridayChristmas Day
December 30WednesdayRizal Day

Special (Non-Working) Days

DateDayHoliday
DateDayHoliday
February 19ThursdayChinese New Year
Feburary 25WednesdayEDSA Revolution Anniversary
April 4SaturdayBlack Saturday
August 21 FridayNinoy Aquino Day
November 1SundayAll Saints Day

Comments

  1. Kris says

    Are we elected to pay out VAs even if they don’t work? This is my first VA so I don’t know what is expected our customary.

  2. Kris says

    Are we expected to pay our VAs for these holidays even if they don’t work? This is my first VA, so I am not sure what is expected our customary.

    • says

      Hi Kris!

      It is a customary since most Philippine companies do recognize these holidays, especially the regular holidays.

      But if you need your VA to work over some of the holidays listed on the calendar, the best thing to do would be to negotiate with them on what holidays you are willing to compromise on.

  3. C. Ray says

    I appreciate this list; however, I’m a bit confused due to time zone differences. I’m PST these dates would actually be the day prior for me?

  4. Susan Cain says

    Thanks. My VA has always been good about warning me of these, but it’s nice to have something to post on my bulletin board.

  5. Jen says

    If your VA wants to work on holidays, do you pay them extra? If so, how much extra? Time and a half? Double pay?

    • says

      It’s really up to you and what you work out with them.
      We don’t pay extra for holidays.
      However, it might be a good way to build rapport with your worker. If they want to work more, harder, longer, support them in it.

  6. C. Ray says

    I’ve been using OnlineJobs for quite some time now. This list has been extremely helpful. When I first began, I gave holidays off for normal pay and working holidays for extra pay. I did this to establish rapport and encourage working holidays. However, I feel new holidays or nonworking days are added constantly. There was just one literally declared. Unfortunately this will cause me to change the pay structure.

    • says

      To deal with this you might just do what American employers often do; create a list now of holidays for which you’ll pay, and those for which you’ll pay extra. Set it right now and then leave it at that. It’s not necessary to keep up with all the holidays…you’re right…there are a ton!

  7. Fiz says

    Hi

    A question, would you recommend giving your employees leave dates? For example, in my country you get 20 days you can take off during the year + days off on national days.

    What about sick pay?

    What would you suggest?

    Thanks

    • says

      I know a lot of people do what you’re suggesting.
      We don’t.
      When we hire people, we tell them we don’t have any set number of leave days. They’re free to take whatever leave/sick days they need/want, just don’t take advantage of us. We also want to know ahead of time if they’re taking days off, or if they’re sick, we want to know asap.
      It has worked for us for 9 years now. Our method probably won’t work for everyone.

  8. kimal lapad says

    Hi.. I would like to apply some home base job .. but its really hard to get one.. can anyone tell me how to be an VA? I am now doing classified ads and blog posting in my house but in the account of my wife. I need for my own..

    • says

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

      To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

      You can find a wide variety of jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

      The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

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