Save the Date! Holidays in the Philippines 2021


To make the most of the long weekends and holidays in the Philippines in 2021, book new activities and dining experiences on WAUG here!



  • In 2021, January 1st falls on a Friday so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the post-New Year celebrations!
  • The EDSA Revolution Anniversary falls on a Thursday, so you might want to take a leave the next day.
  • Day of Valor or Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9th falls on a Friday.
  • Planning to make use of the regular and public holidays in 2021 for a trip? Whether you’ll travel within the Philippines or overseas, you can use WAUG to book exciting activities! Check out the available experiences on our app here.

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Holidays in the Philippines 2021

As of publish time, there’s no official proclamation that lists the regular and special non-working holidays in 2021 yet. But to help you plan your trip, refer to our estimate dates below.

* Special non-working holiday

January 1, 2021 (Friday): New Year’s Day


If you use your vacation time on December 28 and 29, 2020 (Monday and Tuesday), you can have a 10-day or 11-day break! Any chance you plan to travel local and stay in Cebu? Check out these discounted activities on WAUG that our users recommend!

February 12, 2021 (Friday): Chinese New Year*

Come along with us as we explore Singapore’s Chinatown in this Walking Tour. Shop, dine and celebrate the new year like a local!


February 25, 2021 (Thursday): EDSA Revolution Anniversary*


Make your Winter Sonata dream come true! Book this Nami Island and Petite France bus tour on WAUG — the No 1. travel app from South Korea.

April 1-3, 2021 (Thu-Sat): Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, & Black Saturday*


If 2020’s Cherry Blossom Forecast will also be the same in 2021, then traveling to Osaka during the Holy Week observance in the Philippines is most ideal. Start planning your trip to Japan by checking out these restaurants in Tokyo!

April 9, 2021 (Friday): Araw ng Kagitingan

Welcome summer in Hanoi, Da Nang, or Ho Chi Minh! For a refreshing experience in the country, book this Chua Huong Tour or this popular destination in Da Nang!

May 1, 2021 (Saturday): Labor Day


Start your Laboracay 2021 strong! Head on over to Boracay Henann Palm Resort and try their satisfying buffet. (You’ve done a lot to get that summer body ready, so you deserve this treat!)

May 13, 2021 (Thursday): Eid’l Fitr

Eid’l Fitr’s date in 2021 may vary, but if it’s pinned down on May 13, you may want to take the 14th off to have a long weekend. If you need some travel ideas, check out these activities in Bali that you can book on WAUG at a discount!


June 12, 2021 (Saturday): Independence Day


Got enough leave credits to spare? Take a 3-day or a 4-day trip to Thailand! If you’re coming from Manila or Cebu, it shouldn’t take you more than 4 hours to reach Thailand. Enjoy your freedom by booking these WAUG Originals: WAUG Pink Ayutthaya Sunset Tour + Talat Rot Fai Night Market or WAUG Pink Bangkok Tram City Night Tour

July 20, 2021 (Tuesday): Eid’l Adha 


If you want to go on a trip in July, it’ll be good to block off July 20 once it’s confirmed to be a regular holiday in the Philippines (in observance of the Feast of the Sacrifice). You might want to use your leave credits on the 19th too (Monday) so you can have a 4-day weekend!

August 21, 2021 (Saturday): Ninoy Aquino Day*


Hong Kong in less than 48 hours? Go for it! Spend an eventful weekend by visiting food markets and bars! Of course, if you want to visit Disneyland or Lantau Island, you can use one of your vacation time (either Friday or Monday) to have as much fun as possible! If that doesn’t work, just wait a couple of days for the National Heroes’ Day long weekend in the Philippines!

August 30, 2021 (Monday): National Heroes’ Day

See above.

November 1, 2021 (Monday): All Saints’ Day*


In case you don’t have any upcoming plans on November 1st, how about exploring Manila and trying out the best massages in the city? Check out these spas in Sofitel and Conrad Manila for a truly well-spent weekend.

November 30, 2021 (Tuesday): Bonifacio Day


Do you want to fly to New Zealand without avoiding the summer crowd in December? Consider visiting towards the end of November. Spring is delightful in the country, and rolling down the hills inside this giant inflatable ball is one of the best things to do during this time!

December 8, 2021 (Wednesday): Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary*


Even if there’s a lot of gatherings and dinner parties to attend to, eat out; it’s December, anyway! 😊 Whether you’re in the Philippines or overseas, tap open WAUG and view the dining experiences that you can have near you.

December 25 & 30-31, 2021: Christmas Day, Rizal Day, and Last Day of the Year*

If you’re going on a trip to the US or Europe for these much-awaited holidays, check out these activities on WAUG. Book your transit cards, SIM cards, pocket WiFi, attraction passes, and more!

Additional Special Non-Working Holidays in the Philippines 2021

There’s no official word yet, but most likely, November 2 and December 24 will be declared as additional special non-working holidays in the Philippines.

Happy exploring!

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