Holidays in the Philippines and the USA: 2021

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Holidays in the Philippines are some of the most awaited dates of most Filipino workers. These workers prefer to spend the holidays as their rest days, without worrying if they’ll be paid or not. On the other hand, they can still report to work even on holidays as long as their employers will compensate them as stated in Republic Act no. 9849 (2009). The Labor Code requires employers to give an additional 100% of their employee’s daily rate when it’s a non-working holiday and 30% for special non-working holiday.

Disruption in services isn’t a problem when you outsource from the Philippines. For example, if you’re outsourcing customer service representatives from the Philippines, working on holidays isn’t a problem. Thus, your clients can access or inquire about your services 24/7.

Holidays in the Philippines for 2021

Here’s a list of regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines for 2021, from the Office of the President signed last July 30, 2020.

Regular Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Friday)
  • Maundy Thursday – April 1 (Thursday)
    Holy Week starts on this date.
  • Good Friday – April 2 (Friday)
  • Day of Valor – April 9 (Friday)
    It’s a day dedicated to commemorate the bravery of the soldiers during World War II
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Saturday)
  • Eidul-Fitar – May 13 (Thursday)
    It’s the festival at the end of Ramadan. The date varies depending on the Islamic calendar. For this year, it falls on May 13th.
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Saturday)
  • Eid al-Adha – July 20 (Tuesday)
    Another important holiday for Muslims, it’s the Feast of the Sacrifice. Like Eidul-Fitar, date may vary each year depending on the Islamic calendar.
  • National Heroes’ Day – August 30 (Monday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Tuesday)
    This is the day to remember the birth of one of the Philippine heroes – Andres Bonifacio.
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Saturday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Thursday)
    30th of December is dedicated to honor the death of another Philippine hero – Dr. Jose Rizal.

Special Non-working Holidays

  • Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year – February 12 (Friday)
    This is a festival to celebrate new year on the lunisolar Chinese calendar.
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Thursday)
  • Black Saturday – April 3 (Saturday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Saturday)
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Monday)
    Filipinos observe this holiday by visiting graves.
  • All Souls’ Day – November 2 (Tuesday)
    This day is dedicated to pray for our loved one who passed away. Also, this caps the longest weekend of 2021.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8 (Wednesday)
  • Christmas Eve – December 24 (Friday)
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31 (Friday)
list of holidays in the Philippines and the US 2021

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USA Federal Holidays for 2021

Being familiar with the dates mentioned above is a great help in dealing business with outsource companies in the Philippines. It helps you lay out plans and schedule projects. However, you also need to take into consideration the holidays in your country. If you’re from the United States or are currently doing business with one, here’s a list of federal holidays for your reference.

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Friday)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 18 (Monday)
    It’s the day to honor a civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • US Presidents’ Day – February 5 (Friday)
  • US Memorial Day – May 31 (Monday)
    This holiday is observed every last Monday of the month. For this year, it falls on 31st of the month.
  • US Independence Day – July 5 (Monday)
  • US Labor Day – September 6 (Monday)
  • Columbus Day – October 11 (Monday)
    This day is to remember the life of Christopher Columbus. Nowadays, October 11 is a celebration of indigenous people in some parts of the US.
  • US Veterans Day – November 11 (Thursday)
    It’s observed to honor the lives of the veterans and commemorate the end of World War I.
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 25 (Thursday)
    It’s a fixed holiday of celebration and thanks for a good harvest.
  • Christmas Eve – December 24 (Friday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Saturday)
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31 (Friday)

The holidays in the Philippines and the US can serve as your reference in planning and doing business especially in the international market. When you’re in the business of trade and services, the last thing you want to happen is to miss leads. Thus, keeping your line available 24/7 is an advantage. In order to do that, you need to have the right number of staff. They should be equipped to answer inquiries and set service appointments all year round. You also need to consider other factors such as the expense, efficiency, and proficiency of your employees.

Why Outsource from the Philippines?

If that’s too much of a hassle for you, don’t worry because outsourcing is a good way to keep your business together. You don’t need to think how you would train your employees. If your aim is to grow the number of your staff to cater to your business needs, then outsourcing has got your back.

Do you wish to outsource now? If yes, make sure to consider the Philippines because it’s the best country to outsource. With the privilege of having your employees work for you even on holidays, there’ll be no missed leads. In addition, you can be sure to save labor costs and still have skilled workers. As one of the pioneers of outsourcing in the country, Outsource Philippines should be on top of your list. So what are you waiting for? Contact us and get a free quote now!