President Duterte declares July 6, 2016 as holiday for Eid al-Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) | #WalangPasok

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday has declared July 6, 2017 (Wednesday) a regular holiday across the country in observance of Eid al-Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan..

Dutertemade the declaration through Proclamation No. 06.

The observance seeks to encourage the Filipino nation to join Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the Feast of Ramadhan.

Eid al-Fitr, ("festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival or Hari Raya Puasa and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). -Wikipedia

Eid al-Fitr is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, the other being Eidul Adha, which is also a regular holiday in the country.

Classes are suspended during regular holidays while employees are paid in full even if they do not report for work, and paid in double if they do.

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  1. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines on Facebook

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