The year 2022 is just a stone’s throw away. In a few days, we are saying goodbye to 2021. The second year of the pandemic has been challenging, still we look forward to the next year with hope for better things to come.
Planning ahead is always a good thing especially when it comes to holidays. The Malacañang recently released the list of holidays for 2022 under Proclamation No. 1236 that declares all regular and special non-working and working holidays for the year. Likewise, the following dates are special working days in 2022: November 2 (All Souls’ Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Year’s Eve). Moreover, these dates were are working holidays to help boost economic productivity during this time of a pandemic. Other holidays meanwhile remain the same.
In the list below, we have gathered the list of national holidays for 2022 to help you in plotting when to take a leave for a quick getaway trip or a relaxing time off. We have also included the significance of each holiday to remind us of the true meaning behind it.
While we plan to travel or spend time outside for a few days, let us bear in mind the safety and health protocols in place to keep us safe during this pandemic. This includes avoiding going to crowded areas, observing social distancing, and wearing your mask. It also helps to bring your own alcohol or sanitizer. Your health and safety should always be a priority above all else.
Mark your Calendars this 2022!
Mark your calendars- there’s a number of long weekends to look out for. Plan wisely!
List of Regular Holidays in the Philippines 2022
January 1, 2022 – Saturday (New Year’s Day)
What better way to celebrate the first day of the year than by having a holiday? As in previous years, January 1 or New Year’s Day is a holiday celebration. During this time, families gather at home to share a feast and light fireworks to ward off unlucky elements and have a bountiful year ahead.
April 9, 2022 – Saturday (Araw ng Kagitingan)
Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor gives honor to those who have fought for the country during the Second World War. Moreover, April 9, 1942 was the day when Filipino and American soldiers in Bataan surrendered to the Japanese. Around 76,000 soldiers walked from Bataan to Capas, Tarlac via San Fernando, Pampanga. In history, this is the ‘Death March’ where many soliders died. Primarily, their deaths are due to starvation, diseases and dehydration for walking for more than 66 miles or about 106 kilometers. Indeed, this event helped in the defense of Bataan and hindered the progress of Japanese soldiers.
On the other hand, there is a parade honoring the war veterans of Bataan every year. Subsequently, the main highlight is at Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilár, Bataan where the President of the Philippines and other dignitaries are present.
April 14, 2022 – Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
In Catholic tradition, Maundy Thursday serves as a regular holiday every year. As part of the holy week celebration, people usually conduct Visita Iglesia or visiting churches around the city. Families travel in group to visit at least seven 7 churches during this day or until Good Friday.
April 15, 2022 – Friday (Good Friday)
Likewise, Good Friday is also a regular holiday every year. As part of the holy week celebration, people usually attend church services like stations of the cross or listen to the seven last words. Catholics do not eat meat during this day. They also observe prayer and fasting. Mass celebrations are until 3:00pm.
May 1, 2022 – Sunday (Labor Day)
Labor Day every May 1 is a holiday in many parts of the world. It is a celebration of workers and their rights. In the Philippines, the country’s first labor day on May 1, 1903 recorded a protest from Palaza Moriones in Tondo to the American Governor General’s residence (now the Malacañang) to fight capitalism. Today, labor groups hold rallies on this day to bring attention to labor issues.
June 12, 2022 – Sunday (Independence Day)
June 12 is a special day for Filipinos not only because it’s a holiday but because it commemorates when the Philippines gained independence against the Spaniards who colonized the country for more than 300 years. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the Philippines’ independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. The flag was raised, and the national anthem was played for the first time. The annual observance of this holiday was signed by President Diosdado Macapagal in 1964 under Republic Act No. 4166. Today, Independence Day is celebrated in various ways including a military parade, 21-gun salute and a speech o the President of the country.
August 29, 2022 – Monday (National Heroes’ Day)
National Heroes Day celebrates the heroes of the country who have brought honor and freedom to the country. This also includes our modern-day heroes who brought pride to the nation. They are celebrated every last Monday of August, the day that marked the beginning of the Cry of Pugad Lawin in 1896 which sparked the revolt against the Spanish rulers. Among the heroes that are honored on this day are Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. Del Pilar, and many others.
November 30, 2022 – Wednesday (Bonifacio Day)
This holiday marks the birthday of Andres Bonifacio, who is regarded as the Father of the Philippine revolution. He led the Katipunan that plotted military revolts against the Spanish colonized to fight for the country’s independence. The Katipunan became a strong revolutionary force as it recruited many citizens to join the movement for freedom.
December 25, 2022 – Sunday (Christmas Day)
Christmas day, like in many parts of the globe, is a regular holiday. During this day, Filipinos celebrate it with their families by eating together, visiting family and friends, and exchanging gifts.
December 30, 2022 – Friday (Rizal Day)
Rizal Day commemorates the death of Jose Rizal, the National Hero of the Philippines. Rizal’s two novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo influenced many Filipinos to act against the injustices brought by the Spanish colonizers. On December 30, 1896, a firing squad sentenced Rizal. It was for his act of rebellion, sedition and conspiracy against the government.
List of Special Non-Working Holidays in the Philippines 2022
February 1, 2022 – Tuesday (Chinese New Year)
former President Benigno Noynoy Aquino in 2011 declared the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as a special non-working holiday under Proclamation No. 295. The holiday celebrates the “manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese-Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people.” A lot of celebrations happen during this day with central activities taking place in Binondo, where many Filipino- Chinese communities are present.
February 25, 2022 – Friday (EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary)
Every February 25, the country commemorates the peaceful EDSA People Power revolution that led to the end of the Marcos dictatorship after 20 years. EDSA People Power is also the Yellow Revolution. Moreover, it refers to a color of the protesters and a symbol of protest against the dictatorship. The revolution is one of the most peaceful revolutions in the world that ousted a dictator without shedding a blood.
April 16, 2022 – Saturday (Black Saturday)
On the other hand, Black Saturday is a regular holiday every year as part of the Catholic tradition. As part of the holy week celebration, people usually prepare for a late-night Easter vigil at home to welcome the resurrection of Christ on Easter. At 4am in the morning of Easter Sunday, a “salubong” is held to commemorate the meeting of Mary and Jesus after His resurrection.
August 21, 2022 – Sunday (Ninoy Aquino Day)
Ninoy Aquino Day, observed every August 21, commemorates the assassination of Senator Benigno Aquino, one of the pioneers of the country’s democracy against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Furthermore, his wife Corazon Aquino eventually became the President of the Philippines in 1986 and his son Noynoy Aquino in 2010. In addition, Ninoy Aquino Day was first declared a holiday in 2004 when former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared it as a day to commemorate Ninoy’s death anniversary.
November 1, 2022 – Tuesday (All Saints’ Day)
All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) form part of the celebration called ‘Undas’ in Filipino. A Catholic tradition, this day honors saints and the lives of those who have passed away. During Undas, people pay respects to the dead by going to the cemetery to light a candle or bring flowers.
December 8, 2022 – Thursday (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)
A Catholic tradition, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is celebrated worldwide every December 8. This is a holy day of obligation celebrating Mary’s conception without sin.
List of Special Working Holidays in the Philippines 2022
November 2, 2022 – Wednesday (All Souls’ Day)
All Souls’ Day is a commemoration of all the faithful departed and the Day of the Dead. People visit the graves of their departed family members and friends to pray for them.
December 24, 2022 – Saturday (Christmas Eve)
Christmas Eve or the day before Christmas is marked with a Noche Buena at home, a feast shared with family to celebrate the birth of the Lord.
December 31, 2022 – Saturday (last day of the year)
New Year’s Eve in the Philippines is marked with Media Noche, meaning “midnight” in Spanish. It is a tradition among Filipinos to put as many food in the table believing it would bring luck and prosperity. Fireworks are also lighted at midnight to welcome the new year.
The list above does not include the observance of Eid’l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan, and the Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, both Islamic holidays that are determined through the Hijra or lunar calendar. These dates are normally announced by the Malacañang in a separate proclamation once the dates are settled.
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Unit owners in Building 1 and 2 can finally enjoy their new home by this year. Both buildings, Ibiza and Majorca, are 7-storey high. Each unit measures 30.36 sq. m. The pre-selling of condo units of the third building, Capri, will be opening soon.
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