December 26, 2019 and January 2, 2020 Holidays?

Are December 26, 2019 and January 2, 2020 declared as national holidays?

As of this writing, Malacañang Palace is not releasing any Memorandum Circular declaring the above dates as non-working days/ holidays. So it’s a NO.


In the year 2018, Malacañang declared through a memorandum circular no. 55 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medealdea that December 26, 2018 and January 2, 2019 were national holidays. Likewise, work in government offices nationwide was suspended.

To quote from the memorandum,

Further to proclamation Nos. 269 s. 2017 and 555 s. 2018 issued by the President declaring December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day) and January 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day) as regular holidays, respectively, and Memorandum Circular No. 54 s. 2018 suspending work in government offices on January 2, 2019, and in order to give the employees of the government full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones, work in government offices throughout the country, including government-owned or controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, local government units, and other agencies and instrumentalities, is also suspended on December 26, 2018.

Meanwhile, those in the line of basic health and services, preparedness and response to disasters and calamities and performance of vital services were not included.


Should there be further updates on whether December 26, 2019 and January 2, 2020 will be declared as holidays, we will keep everyone informed.

13 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2019 @ 1:41

    What about for people with a scheduled appointment on those days?
    We have to travel to the PRC, we already booked tickets and hotel rooms. Please consider.

  • Tony Dec 25, 2019 @ 7:02

    Pls declare a holiday on 26 dec 2019 and jan 2,2020. Pls pls just like last year…..

  • conci Dec 25, 2019 @ 7:14

    We control our beer for today.. We will drink it as malacañang suspend work for tomorrow so please suspend it now

  • Unknown Dec 25, 2019 @ 10:08

    Please holiday dec.26,2019

  • Lillian Marie Laruan Dec 25, 2019 @ 10:51

    I hope it will be a non working holiday. If not I have to wake up so early wait for a bus to Baguio from there catch the only trip to my workplace. That's 4 hours in am will be so tired to do work.. also it would be so uncomfortably cold in Baguio in the early morning

  • Unknown Dec 25, 2019 @ 11:44

    Every year dec 26 and Jan 2 was holiday how bout this yera 2019?

  • Unknown Dec 25, 2019 @ 16:05

    May we know about this said dates are holiday or not because we have urgent transactions to Pagibig office,thanks

  • b00508 Dec 25, 2019 @ 16:53

    NO HOLDAY!! This country has too many holidays as it is. Try stop being lazy and making excuses not to work… NO TO HOLIDAY!!

    • Anonymous Dec 26, 2019 @ 7:00

      If you are an employer then try giving your employees just compensation instead of severely underpaying them and expecting them to perform to the best of their abilities. You call Filipinos lazy yet what they earn isn't even enough to satisfy their family's needs what else would you expect high motivations and dedication to their jobs I don't think so.

    • Anonymous Dec 27, 2019 @ 5:53

      CHINGCHONG 100

  • Unknown Dec 25, 2019 @ 19:42

    I hope it was a holiday my son wants too pretty pls

  • Joymilkygeronga Dec 26, 2019 @ 11:33

    I hope january 2, 2020 will declare as non working holiday. It's so much pain in our heart leaving our family on the day of new year. Thank you hope to grant our request

  • Anonymous Jan 2, 2020 @ 8:10

    Mag tagalog na lang kayo mga hampaslupa! Puro naman kayo wrong grammar. Ang aarte niyo! The truth is marami talagang Holiday ang pilipinas. Kahit sinong foreigner na magsabi, masyado talagang maraming Holidays dito. Tapos complain pa kayo ng complain na hindi ginagawang Holiday ang Dec 26 at Jan 2! Mga tamad lang talaga ang mga pilipino. Truth hurts!

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