MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang has declared June 26 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan.
Proclamation No. 235 said Filipinos should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters “in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.”
Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.
“In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country,” the proclamation said.