Marcos amends 2023 regular holidays, special days for a ‘holiday economic principle’

President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Jr. has issued Proclamation 90 amending Proclamation 42 to declare Jan. 2, 2023, as a special nonworking day and April 10 and Nov. 27, 2023, as regular holidays, per the issued Proclamation on Nov. 11, 2023. (Read: Regular holidays and special nonworking days pay rules)

Proclamation 42 was issued on Aug. 22, 2022 designating 2023 regular holidays and special days. Lately, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. issued another proclamation that made additional regular holidays and special days for 2023.

The adjustment made is pursuant to the principle of holiday economics that accordingly, “a longer weekend will help encourage domestic travel and increase tourism expenditures in the country,” states Proclamation 90.

The following are amended 2023 regular holidays and special days (in bold are additional designated regular holidays and special nonworking days):

A. 2023 Regular Holidays

New Year’s DayJanuary 1 (Sunday)
Araw ng KagitinganApril 10 (Monday nearest April 9)
Maundy ThursdayApril 6
Good FridayApril 7
Labor DayMay 1 (Monday)
Independence DayJune 12 (Monday)
National Heroes DayAugust 28 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio DayNovember 27 (Monday nearest November 30)
Christmas DayDecember 25 (Monday)
Rizal DayDecember 30 (Saturday)
Regular Holidays for 2023 (Amended)

B. 2023 Special Days (nonworking)

EDSA People Power Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Saturday)
Black SaturdayApril 8
Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 21 (Monday)
All Saints’ DayNovember 1 (Wednesday)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of MaryDecember 8 (Friday)
Last Day of the YearDecember 31 (Sunday)
Additional Special Nonworking DaysJanuary 2 (Monday)
November 2 (Thursday)
Special Nonworking Days 2023 (Amended)

Source: Proclamation No. 90, s. 2022

Marcos amends 2023 regular holidays, special days
Proclamation 90, s. 2022 (Click here to view.)


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