• July 17 a holiday


    President Benigno Aquino 3rd has declared July 17 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

    Aquino signed Proclamation 1070 pursuant to Republic Act 9177, which declares Eid’l Fitr as a regular holiday throughout the country.

    The proclamation said Filipinos should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr to promote cultural understanding and integration.

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


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