July 6 declared as a holiday
in observance of Eid’l Fitr
TAGBILARAN CITY, June 1 (PIA)--Malacañang declared July 6 (Wednesday) as a regular holiday in celebration of Eid’l Ftr, which marks the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.
President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 6 today declaring July 6 as a national non-working holiday in observance of the end of Ramadan fasting.
“The entire Filipino nation 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,” the proclamation read.
“In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Firt to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 6 July 2016, as a regular holiday throughout the country,” it added.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.
In accordance to Republic Act 9177, only the Office of the President can announce the final date for this religious holiday, upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)