President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Thursday, May 13, a regular holiday. This holiday is observance of Eid’l Fitr – the culmination of the fasting of Ramadan or the end of month of Ramadan.
The President made the declaration through Proclamation No. 1142 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
Proclamation No. 1142
The proclamation reads:
“The entire Filipino 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, subject to community quarantine, social distancing and other public health measures.”
“In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Thursday, 13 May 2021, a regular holiday throughout the country.”
Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by our Muslim brother around the world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.
In the Philippines, the holiday declaration on the Feast of Ramadan was made upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.
Eid’l Fitr, Feast of Ramadan
In addition, Republic Act No. 9177 declares Eid’l Fitr, Feast of Ramadan. It is a regular holiday throughout the country. The date of the holiday varies yearly and depends on the Islamic calendar.