Is October 31, 2019 a non-working holiday in the Philippines?

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Netizens are searching the web including the social media sites Facebook and Twitter searches if October 31, 2019 is a non-working holiday in the Philippines to give way to November 1, All Saints Day.

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Breakout of “October 31, 2019 holiday” searches is expected before October 31, 2019. | Screenshot from Google Trends

Google Trends data reveal that there was a concerning spike in certain Google searches before October 31, 2019.

The answer to the question if October 31, 2019 is a special non-working holiday or not is available as soon as the declaration by some areas and schools is made.

In August last year, Malacañang released the list of regular and special holidays for 2019, which includes November 2, as additional special (non-working) day throughout the country supposedly to strengthen family ties.

Proclamation No. 555 said that the following dates are to be observed nationwide:

Regular Holidays

  • January 1, 2019, Tuesday – New Year’s Day
  • April 9, 2019, Tuesday – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 18, 2019 – Maundy Thursday
  • April 19, 2019 – Good Friday
  • May 1, 2019, Wednesday – Labor Day
  • June 12, 2019, Wednesday – Independence Day
  • August 12, 2019, Monday – Eid’l Adha
  • August 26, 2019, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
  • November 30, 2019, Saturday – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2019, Wednesday – Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2019, Monday – Rizal Day

Special Non-Working Days

  • February 5, 2019, Tuesday – Chinese New Year
  • February 25, 2019, Monday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • April 20, 2019 – Black Saturday
  • August 21, 2019, Wednesday – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1, 2019, Friday – All Saints’ Day
  • December 8, 2019, Sunday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31, 2019, Tuesday – last day of the year

Additional Special Non-Working Holidays

  • November 2, 2019, Saturday
  • December 24, 2019, Tuesday

(Update as of 8:40 p.m., Oct. 16, 2019)

Here is the list of class suspensions for October 31, 2019.

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