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Holidays and Festivals in the Philippines

The Philippines has a grand total of 18 holidays and non-working days for 2018. Holidays are indispensable for planning your trips (especially if they fall on long weekends), so these definitely deserve your attention!

You can’t miss out on the splendor and creativity of festivals all over the various provinces, either. Local festivals are both celebration and remembrance: feel the enthusiasm and excitement in the air, while taking the time to respect traditions that have been carried out for centuries, bringing us together as one community.

For your convenience, we’ve compiled the full list of 2018 festivals and holidays below, along with some suggested destinations. Happy browsing!

These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.


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Nov 23 (Fri) - Dec 01 (Sat)

Bac-Bacarra Festival

The town of Bacarra staged the Baca-Bacarra Festival. It was started in the year 2005 as a revival and preservation of their cultural heritage.

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Nov 23 (Fri)

The Higantes Festival

The Higantes Festival of Angono Rizal is one of the most grandiose celebrations of the province. The festival is so called because the festival is replete with 12 foot paper mache giants which is aptly called “higantes”.

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Nov 30 (Fri)

Bonifacio Day

See our recommendation
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Dec 01 (Sat) - Dec 31 (Mon)

Binirayan Festival

The Binirayan festival is an event celebrated in the province of Antique in the Philippines. "Binirayan" literally means "where they sailed to"

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Dec 19 (Wed) - Dec 20 (Thu)

Meguyaya Festival

Meguyaya, a Teduray term for thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest, is an annual festival celebrated every December. The festivities incorporate street dancing competition depicting tri-people culture, Teduray, Moro and Settlers.

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Dec 24 (Mon) - Dec 25 (Tue)

Christmas Day

Dec 24 is a special non-working holiday

See our recommendation
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Dec 30 (Sun)

Rizal Day

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Dec 31 (Mon)

New Year's Eve

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