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Pres. Duterte declares May 13 a holiday in observance of the Eid’l Fitr

Pres. Duterte declares May 13 a holiday in observance of the Eid’l Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13, 2021(Thursday), a regular holiday in the entire country in observance of the Eid’l Fitr, which is the end of month of Ramadan.

Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.

Republic Act No. 9177 declares Eid’l Fitr, Feast of Ramadan.

The date of the holiday is based on the Islamic calendar.

“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,” the proclamation stated.

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