National Heroes Day in the Philippines 2021

PUBLISHED ON: April 15, 2021
LAST UPDATED ON: May 3, 2021

National Heroes Day Holiday in the Philippines is to be celebrated on the last Monday of August every year.

Employees who worked on National Heroes Day is entitled to additional compensation.

National Heroes Day Holiday Celebration

When is National Heroes Day celebrated in 2021?

National Heroes Day is on 30 August 2021, which is a Monday.

Is National Heroes Day a fixed or movable Holiday?

National Heroes Day is celebrated on a fixed day which is every last Monday of August of every year. The actual day is dependent on the year in question.

Holiday Pay for National Heroes Day

Is National Heroes Day a Regular Holiday or a Special Non-Working Day?

National Heroes Day is declared as a Regular Holiday in the Philippines.

How to compute for Regular Holiday Pay for National Heroes 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.

Declaration of National Heroes Day as a Holiday

What does National Heroes Day celebrate?

National Heroes Day celebrate the all heroes who have died for the country.

When was National Heroes Day first started to be celebrated?

National Heroes Day was first celebrated on the last Sunday of August with the passage of Act No. 3827 signed in 1931 during the American colonial period. During the Japanese Occupation of World War II, Executive Order No. 20, s. 1942 was signed on 1942 which transferred National Heroes Day to 13 November. The day was returned to the last Sunday of August with the signing of Administrative Order No. 190, s.1952.

The 1987 Administrative Code of the Philippines included National Heroes Day on the last Sunday of August as a Regular Holiday. Republic Act No. 9492 modified the celebration day from the last Sunday to the last Monday of August instead. This was done under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo which was in line with the Holiday Economics strategy of the administration.

The latest compilation of Holidays was included National Heroes Day as the last Monday of August is Republic Act No. 9849.

Law or Republic Act that declares National Heroes Day as a Regular Holiday

Republic Act No. 9849 is the latest law that declares National Heroes Day as a Regular Holiday.

Proclamations that declare National Heroes Day as a Regular Holiday

YearProclamationDateRemarks
2012Proclamation No. 295,
series of 2011
27 August
(Monday)
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2013Proclamation No. 459,
series of 2012
26 August
(Monday)
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2014Proclamation No. 655,
series of 2013
25 August
(Monday)
-
2015Proclamation No. 831,
series of 2014
31 August
(Monday)
-
2016Proclamation No. 1105,
series of 2015
29 August
(Monday)
-
2017Proclamation No. 50,
series of 2016
28 August
(Monday)
-
2018Proclamation no. 269,
series of 2017
27 August
(Monday)
-
2019Proclamation no. 555,
series of 2018
26 August
(Monday)
-
2020Proclamation No. 845,
series of 2019
31 August
(Monday)
-
2021Proclamation No. 986,
series of 2020
30 August
(Monday)
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