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Christmas Day in Philippines

Christmas Day, on December 25, is one of the most festive Christian holidays in many countries around the world. It celebrates Jesus' birth.

Is Christmas Day a Public Holiday?

Christmas Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Many people celebrate Christmas Day with a festive meal.
Many people celebrate Christmas Day with a festive meal.
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About Christmas Day

Read more about Christmas Day.

Christmas Day Observances

Note: Employees covered by the Holiday Pay Rule are entitled to their daily basic wage for any unworked regular holiday.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010SatDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2011SunDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2012TueDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2013WedDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2014ThuDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2015FriDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2016SunDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2016MonDec 26Christmas Day observedRegular Holiday 
2017MonDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2018TueDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2019WedDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 
2020FriDec 25Christmas DayRegular Holiday 

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