11 Long Weekends in the Philippines in 2017

Get ready for 11 long weekends -- and only 3 days vacation leave -- in the Philippines for 2017!

Hey, Filipino travelholics! The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here — The 2017 holidays have just been declared by Malacañang Palace (i.e., the Office of the President)!

And get this… I’ve counted a total of.. 10 regular holidays, 9 special (non-working) days, 11 long weekends and only 3 days vacation leave for next year!

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Awesome, huh?!

I know what you’re thinking but nope, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. These figures are real! And they totally crushed 2016’s total of 9 long weekends with 4 days vacation leave.

If you still don’t believe me and need a little help visualising this rare instance, then check out the calendar that we at TripZilla have made just for you. All the dates have been painstakingly plotted and marked for your viewing pleasure!

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Please note that the dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha are just estimates. Unfortunately, as they are based on the Islamic or lunar calendar, they can’t be confirmed this early. It would be best to wait for official announcements from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) for these national holidays. But aside from these two, you’re good to go!

So what are you waiting for? Save and share TripZilla’s 2017 long weekend calendar for the Philippines! You’ve got our full permission to use this as your guide for planning and booking next year’s epic adventures!

Can’t decide where to go? Browse through our treasure trove of articles! I’m sure something — or a couple of things — will catch your eye and capture your wanderlust heart. Happy hunting!

Also read: 7 Long Weekend Getaway Destinations in the Philippines


Where are you heading to for your next long weekend? Check out some of the best hotel stays in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia for your next weekend getaway. Alternatively, if you’re planning to travel around the Philippines, check out some of our favourite Philippine hotel stays

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Catherine Mirasol

A trader in the world of corporate finance but also a frustrated writer and photographer, Catherine admits to being a walking contradiction. Although born and raised in the Central Business District of the Philippines, this girl actually prefers searching for adventures in remote destinations than urban jungles. Follow her quest to become a "World Traveller" on The Wandercat.

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