Independence Day Holiday in the Philippines (2021)

PUBLISHED ON: April 12, 2021
LAST UPDATED ON: May 1, 2021

The Philippine Independence Day or Araw ng Kalayaan is declared as a Regular Holiday and to be celebrated on 12 June 2021, Saturday, in the Philippines.

Employees who worked on the Philippine Independence Day is entitled to additional compensation.

Independence Day Holiday Celebration

When is Independence Day celebrated in 2021?

The Philippine Independence Day Holiday is on 12 June 2021, which is a Saturday.

Is Independence Day a fixed or movable Holiday?

Independence Day or Araw ng Kalayaan is celebrated on a fixed day which is on 12 June of every year.

Holiday Pay for Independence Day

Is Independence Day a Regular Holiday or a Special Non-Working Day?

The Independence Day of the Philippines is declared as a Regular Holiday in the country.

How to compute for Regular Holiday Pay Independence Day

The computation of the Regular Holiday Pay is dependent upon several factors such as if it was also a scheduled Rest Day or overtime work has been performed.

Legal Basis for the declaration of Independence Day as a Holiday

When was Independence Day first started to be celebrated?

There were multiple times that the Philippines declared its independence from colonial powers which were from the Spanish and Americans.

The United States of American granted Independence to the Philippines on 4 July 1946 and from thereon the Philippines celebrated it on the said day. The celebrated date was later changed from 4 July to 12 June with the passage of Republic Act No. 4166.

Law or Republic Act that declares the Philippine Independence Day as a Regular Holiday

Republic Act No. 4166 was passed that amends the Philippine Independence Day from 4 July to 12 June. The 4th of July was declared as Philippine Republic Day instead and is considered as a Legal Holiday at the time of the passage of the law.

The 1987 Administrative Code reclassified Legal Holidays into Regular Holidays.

Proclamations that declare Independence Day as a Regular Holiday

YearProclamationDateRemarks
2012Proclamation No. 295,
s. 2011
12 June
(Tuesday)
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2013Proclamation No. 459,
s. 2012
12 June
(Wednesday)
-
2014Proclamation No. 655,
s. 2013
12 June
(Thursday)
-
2015Proclamation No. 831,
s. 2014
12 June
(Friday)
-
2016Proclamation No. 1105,
s. 2015
12 June
(Sunday)
-
2017Proclamation No. 50,
s. 2016
12 June
(Monday)
-
2018Proclamation no. 269,
s. 2017
12 June
(Tuesday)
-
2019Proclamation no. 555,
s. 2018
12 June
(Wednesday)
-
2020Proclamation No. 845,
s. 2019
12 June
(Friday)
-
2021Proclamation No. 986,
series of 2020
12 June
(Saturday)
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