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Philippines: July 17 Declared Regular Holiday in Observance of Eid’l Fitr

President Benigno Aquino IIIPresident of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III has declared July 17 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr across the country.

The declaration was made through Proclamation 1070.
According to the official gazette of the republic, the observance seeks to encourage the Filipino nation to join “Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the celebration of Eid’l Fitr, the Feast of Ramadhan”.
Eid’l Fitr marks the end of Ramadan fasting. It was declared a holiday to “bring religious and cultural significance” to the Muslim celebration, according to Malacañang.
Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.


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