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Are April 9 and 10 2024, a Holiday?

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Are April 9 and 10 2024, a Holiday?

In 2024, two significant days are drawing attention for potential holidays in the Philippines. April 9 is known as Araw ng Kagitingan, or Day of Valor, and it is a regular holiday that the country observes every year. This day is set aside to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Filipino soldiers during World War II. So, yes, April 9, 2024, is indeed a holiday.

The following day, April 10, 2024, is expected to be Eid’l Fitr, marking the end of the month-long fasting period known as Ramadan. Eid’l Fitr is a special time for the Muslim community in the Philippines and around the world, as it is a day of joy, celebration, and thanksgiving to Allah for the strength given to complete the fast.

However, whether April 10 will be officially declared a holiday depends on the sighting of the moon, as Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar. The exact date of Eid’l Fitr can vary, and it is traditionally confirmed closer to the time. In the Philippines, the president officially declares it as a national holiday through a proclamation after the appropriate authorities have determined the date.

As of now, we are waiting for the president’s proclamation to confirm if April 10, 2024, will be a public holiday for Eid’l Fitr. The declaration is keenly awaited by everyone, especially since it follows another holiday. If it is declared, it would provide a two-day break, offering a wonderful opportunity for people to celebrate these significant occasions, reflect, and spend time with family and friends.

In summary, April 9, 2024, is a confirmed holiday for Araw ng Kagitingan. The holiday status of April 10, 2024, for Eid’l Fitr, is still pending official announcement. Keep an eye out for the presidential proclamation to make any plans for these dates.


Malacañang declared Wednesday, 10 April 2024, as a regular holiday throughout the country in Proclamation No. 514.