July 17 declared holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has declared July 17 (Friday) a regular holiday in the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan.
Aquino made the declaration through Proclamation No. 1070 signed last July 6.
“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 Friday, 17 July 2015, as a regular holiday throughout the country,” the proclamation read.
Eid’l Fitr is celebrated for three days after a month of 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 added.
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