Operating in different countries, Sunbytes strictly follows the public holiday regulation of the government in each country. The details about public holidays will be clearly stated in the contract. Kindly consult your account manager to get the latest updates on the public holidays and leave the schedules of your dedicated software team members.

Below is the list of public holidays in the countries Sunbytes is having our presence:


DateEnglish NameLocal NameLength (days)RemarksHoliday schedule in 2022
1 JanNew Year’s DayTết dương lịch1International public holidaySaturday, January 1 – Monday, January 3
From the last day of the last lunar month to the 5th day of the first lunar monthVietnamese New Year (Tet)Tết Nguyên Đán5The most important holiday of the year to Vietnamese occurs around late January to early February.Saturday, January 29 – Sunday, February 6
10th day of the 3rd lunar monthHung Kings CommemorationsGiỗ tổ Hùng Vương1Commemoration of the ruling of ancient Hung Kings (2879 BC–258 BC), according to Vietnam’s legend and historySunday, April 10 – Monday, April 11
30 AprDay of Southern Liberation and National ReunificationNgày Giải phóng miền Nam, Thống nhất Đất nước1Liberation of Saigon and reunification of Vietnam in 1975 after the Vietnam WarSaturday, April 30 – Monday, May 2 
1 May International Workers’ DayNgày Quốc tế lao động1Also known as “Labor Day”
International public holidays in many former and current communist and socialist countries
Tuesday, May 3 
2–3 SepIndependence DayQuốc khánh2On 2 September 1945, President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence from France’s and Japan’s occupation, establishing the Democratic Republic of VietnamThursday, September 1 – Friday, September 2

The Netherlands

DateEnglish NameDutch NameLength (days)RemarksHoliday schedule in 2022
1 JanNew Year’s DayNieuwjaarsdag1 International public holiday Saturday, 1 January
Mar or AprGood FridayGoede Vrijdag1This is a national holiday, but not a mandatory paid holiday and a normal workday for most employees. It is a popular day off due to the Easter weekend, especially the combination with Easter Monday.Friday, 15 April
Mar or AprEaster Sunday.
Easter Monday
Pasen2The Netherlands has a two-day holiday, called Eerste Paasdag on Sunday and Tweede Paasdag on Monday (lit. First Easter Day and Second Easter Day)Sunday, 17 April
Monday, 18 April
27 AprKing’s DayKoningsdag1If 27 April falls on a Sunday, King’s Day is celebrated on the 26th.Wednesday, 27 April
5 MayLiberation DayBevrijdingsdag1This is a national holiday, but not a mandatory paid holiday for everyone. It is custom for many employers to grant a paid holiday every 5 years on this day. Public offices and schools are closed on this day every year, though.Thursday, 5 May
40 days after EasterAscension DayHemelvaartsdag1The subsequent Friday is a popular day off for many people, though it is not a paid holiday.Thursday, 26 May
7 weeks after EasterPentecostPinksteren2A two-day holiday (Sunday and the subsequent Monday), called Eerste Pinkstersdag and Tweede Pinksterdag (lit. First Pentecost Day and Second Pentecost Day)Sunday, 5 June – Monday, 6 June 
25 & 26 DecChristmasKerstmis2Like Easter and Pentecost, the Netherlands celebrates two days of Christmas, called Eerste Kerstdag and Tweede Kerstdag (lit. First Christmas Day and Second Christmas Day)Sunday, 25 December and Monday, 26 December


DateEnglish namePortuguese nameLength (days)RemarksHoliday schedule in 2022
1 JanNew Year DayAno Novo / Confraternização Universal1International public holiday Saturday, 1 January
15 AprGood Friday Sexta Paixão1Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.Friday, 15 April
21 AprTiradentes’ DayDia de Tiradentes1Anniversary of the death of Tiradentes (1792), considered the national martyr for being part of the Inconfidência Mineira, an insurgent movement that aimed to establish an independent Brazilian republic.Thursday, 21 April
1 MayLabour DayDia do Trabalhador / Dia do Trabalho1Also known as “Labor Day”
International public holidays in many former and current communist and socialist countries
Sunday, 1 May
7 SepIndependence DayDia da Independência1Celebrates Brazil’s declaration of independence from Portugal on 7 September 1822.Wednesday, 7 September
12 OctOur Lady of AparecidaNossa Senhora Aparecida 1Commemorates the Virgin Mary as Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, patron saint of Brazil.Wednesday, 12 October
2 NovAll Souls’ DayDia de Finados 1Christian holiday; it commemorates the faithful departed.Wednesday, 2 November
15 NovRepublic Proclamation DayProclamação da República 1Commemorates the end of the Empire of Brazil and the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic on November 15, 1889.Tuesday, 15 November
25 DecChristmas Day  Natal 1 Celebrates the nativity of JesusSunday, 25 December

The Philippines

DateEnglish nameFilipino nameLength (days)RemarksHoliday schedule 2022
1 JanNew Year’s DayAraw ng Bagong Taon1 International public holiday  Saturday, 1 January
Chinese New YearChinese New YearBagong Taon ng mga Tsino1Lunar new yearTuesday, 25 February
25 FebEDSA Revolution AnniversaryAnibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA1Anniversary of the end of the 1986 People Power Revolution.Friday, 25 February 
9 AprDay of ValorAraw ng Kagitingan1Commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers throughout the Second World War.Saturday, 9 April 
Maundy ThursdayHuwebes Santo1Part of the Triduum of Holy Week includes the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (the Last Supper).Thursday, 14 April
Good FridayBiyernes Santo1Commemorates the suffering, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ. Processions, passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practiced on this day.Friday, 15 April 
Black SaturdaySabado de Gloria1Part of the Easter Triduum and Holy Week. Commemorates Christ’s Descent into Hell as his body lay in the Holy Sepulchre.Saturday, 16 April 
1 MayLabor DayAraw ng Paggawa1Anniversary of the May 1, 1903 rally by the Unión Obrera Democrática Filipina. Held in conjunction with the International Workers’ Day.Sunday, 1 May 
Eid’l FitrEidul Fitr / Araw ng Ramadan1Feast at the end of RamadanTuesday, 3 May 
12 JunIndependence DayAraw ng Kalayaan1Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898. From 1947 to 1964, Independence Day was celebrated on July 4.Sunday, 12 June
Eid’l AdhaEidul Adha / Araw ng Kurban1Feast at the end of the Hajj when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The Hajj is when Muslims go on the required pilgrimage to Mecca.Saturday, 9 July 
21 AugNinoy Aquino DayAraw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino1Anniversary of Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983.Sunday, 21 August
National Heroes’ DayAraw ng mga Bayani1Anniversary of the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan which began the Philippine Revolution and commemorates all the nation’s heroes. Held every last Monday of August. Usually, it’s the last holiday before the long celebration of the Christmas season which begins on September 1, and since 2020, the last holiday before most educational institutions begin their academic year.Monday, 29 August 
1 NovAll Saints’ DayUndás; Todos los Santos; Araw ng mga Santo1Filipinos observe this day by visiting family graves, repairing and cleaning tombs, and offering prayers, flowers, food, and candles. Many return to their native provinces for this, making it an occasion for reunions with extended family.Tuesday, 1 November
2 NovAll Souls DayAraw ng mga Kaluluwa1All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the faithful departed,[2] which is observed by Roman Catholics and other Christian denominations annually on 2 November.Wednesday, 2 November
30 NovBonifacio DayAraw ng Kapanganakan ni Andrés Bonifacio1Birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, de facto national hero. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death (May 10, 1897), because he was executed by the Filipino revolutionary government and not by colonial powers. Often confused with National Heroes’ Day.Wednesday, 30 November
8 DecFeast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryKapistahan ng Kalinís-linisang Paglilihî ng Mahál na Birheng María1Catholic solemnity marking the pure and sinless conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, honored as mother and Principal Patroness of the Philippines since 1942.Thursday, 8 December
24 DecChristmas EveBisperas ng Pasko1Marks the eve of Christmas. Filipinos generally hold the Nochebuena meal at midnight.Saturday, 24 December
25 DecChristmas DayAraw ng Pasko1Celebrates the nativity of Jesus Sunday, 25 December
30 DecRizal DayPaggunita sa Kamatayan ni Dr. Jose Rizal1Death anniversary of the Execution of Jose Rizal, considered by mainstream Filipinos as the de facto national hero.Friday, 30 December
31 DecNew Year’s EveBisperas ng Bagong Taon (Last Day of the Year)1This holiday, which marks the conclusion of the civil year, is between two regular holidays, Rizal Day, and New Year’s Day. This holiday is a special non-working day every December 31.Saturday, 31 December
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