Filipino Calendar: The Best List For 2021 Events!

May 9, 2021

The year 2021 promises a new set of experiences and perhaps you are thinking of visiting the Pearl of the Orient Seas. In this Filipino calendar post, you will get to learn the important Tagalog words associated with the days of the week and months in the country and discover about their holidays. Additionally, we will feature easy-to-follow sample sentences that you can use along with the vocabulary words we will be using today. If you are up for that, then let's get started!

Whether you are planning to conduct a business holiday trip or venture into the unknown and stay in this tropical country for a week or few days, there is nothing wrong with learning the distinct (and celebrated) dates in the target country. You do not want to travel for miles only to learn that shops or offices are closed regularly on the 24th of June, right? Additionally, we bet that you do not ever want to be stuck in traffic in Manila every January 9!

You see, the Filipino calendar is not like your ordinary one as it used to have a whole range of distinct non-working holidays which are mainly because of the Catholic religion (of the majority) and historical basis. In fact, leaders of local municipalities can sign a special proclamation and simply add a new special date in relation to its founding anniversary. In this sense, you can spot announcements wherein classes and work are suspended for a particular state to allow the locals to commemorate its establishment. During this time, locals wear festive costumes, eat select truly Pinoy food, and experience and participate in local social events


How To Say The Months And Days In Tagalog?

Before you select a date or find the best hotel to book at on your next visit, we do suggest that you expand your vocabulary in relation to this subject so that you converse like a pro with the locals. As we have stated time and time again, the country makes use of a number of languages depending on the place you will visit. However, what we will feature here are pure Tagalog words (for specific month and week) which you can be assured that the locals will understand.

The table below will help you whenever you want to express a particular month in the Tagalog language. We also included a few sample sentences that would definitely help in your conversations. It basically features the name of the 12 months of the year and memorizing these will ensure to prevent confusion whether you are trying to create your itinerary or booking a visit.

Tagalog English Example Sentence English Translation
Enero January Pupuntahan kita sa Enero! I will visit you in January!
Pebrero February Tayo ay magkikita sa Pebrero! We will see each other in February!
Marso March Nagsisimula ang init pag dating ng Marso. The heat starts to settle in during March.
Abril April Lalangoy tayo sa dagat pag dating ng Abril! We will swim at the beach when April comes!
Mayo May Kaarawan ko sa Mayo! My birthday is in May!
Hunyo June Maulan tuwing Hunyo. There is rainy weather every June.
Hulyo July Mag meeting tayo sa Hulyo.  Let's schedule a meeting in July.
Agosto August Magpapakasal kami sa Agosto. We will get married in August.
Setyembre September Anibersaryo namin sa Setyembre! It is our anniversary in September!
Oktubre October May handaan sa amin tuwing Oktubre. There is a feast in our place every October. 
Nobyembre November Inaalala namin ang patay tuwing Nobyembre. We celebrate the dead every November. 
Disyembre December Malamig ang simoy ng hangin tuwing Disyembre.  The air is chilly every December. 

But of course, a calendar is not complete if you cannot specify with accuracy when exactly is the day of the week that you would like to visit, right? In the table below, we will feature the days of the week in Tagalog, its translation, and we will also add a sample statement using each. As a pro tip, we highly recommend that you take note of these and make it a point to use these words whenever you have the chance as practice is the key to fluency.

Tagalog English Example Sentence English Translation
Linggo Sunday Mag-dadate kami ng aking nobyo sa linggo. My partner and I will have a date on Sunday. 
Lunes Monday Magkikita tayo sa Lunes. We will see each other on Monday.
Martes Tuesday Kaarawan ko na sa Martes. It is my birthday on Tuesday.
Miyerkules Wednesday Walang pasok sa Miyerkules.  There is no work on Wednesday. 
Huwebes Thursday Suspendido ang pasok sa trabaho sa Huwebes.  Work is suspended on Thursday.
Biyernes Friday Suweldo na sa biyernes.  The salary will be available by Friday. 
Sabado Saturday Magpapahinga ako sa Sabado I will rest on Saturday. 

Planning to email your colleague or set a meeting with a Filipino friend online? Make sure to add these Tagalog words and see how you can instantly make locals smile ear to ear. If you enjoyed learning about these common vocabulary words, we highly suggest that you read on and continue learning through our exclusive compilation of Tagalog blog posts, articles that feature language tips, or download our most favorited tools like the Ling App and Simply Learn.


Important Calendar Dates For The Philippines

Technically, each of the dates under the local calendar of the country is not fixed and can be moved depending on critical circumstances. With this being said, the President issues a yearly Proclamation to finalize the specific special (holy) days of the country. However, there are instances wherein it is also revised especially during unforeseen typhoon conditions or the economy. During the pandemic, the Filipino calendar has massively changed with the hopes of boosting productivity. The best example of that is Proclamation 1107 which states that November 2, December 24, and December 31 special working days. 

As you can see, there are two types of holidays: working and non-working days. In this part of the post, we will make it easy for you to find and access the best days for your visit. As a tip, we highly recommend that you create a softcopy or print this page out so that you will have an easy search when you need one.

9 Regular Holidays In The Filipino Calendar

Occasion / Events  Date
New Year’s Day  January 1, 2021 
Maundy Thursday  April 1, 2021
Good Friday  April 2, 2021 
Araw ng Kagitingan  April 9, 2021
Labor Day May 1, 2021
Independence Day June 12, 2021
National Heroes’ Day  August 30, 2021 
Bonifacio Day  November 30, 2021 
Christmas Day  December 25, 2021
Rizal Day December 30, 2021 

Special Non-Working Holidays List

Occasion / Events Date
Chinese New Year February 12, 2021 
EDSA Revolution Anniversary  February 25, 2021 
Black Saturday  April 3, 2021
Ninoy Aquino Day  August 21, 2021 
All Saints’ Day November 1, 2021
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary December 8, 2021 
Last Day of the Year  December 31, 2021 


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Now that we are almost in the middle month of the year, perhaps you are on the search for the perfect week, time, or day when you may visit this tropical Asian place. Well, you are not alone. As we are all waiting out for safer conditions on when we can fly and visit the place, now is the best time to brush on your language learning skills and find awesome resources that will help you in this journey. As we have mentioned in the first part of this post, we highly recommend the Ling App and Simply Learn by Simya Solutions.

These awesome applications are available for free on your mobile devices and are popular since it is easy to use and is filled with a lot of timely information. It features fun and challenging quizzes and updated lists of expressions perfect for all types of real-life interactions. Want to express festive holiday greetings or sound like a total native when asking questions? You can join conversations and speak with confidence through using these apps in as little as 10 minutes!

What are you waiting for? Get the best kind of help that you need this 2021 and use these apps to elevate your experience in the target language. If you want, you can also start for free and join the many learners using the Ling App's web interface! Guess this shows that we've got it all for you!

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