May 25 declared a regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Marje Pelayo   •   May 20, 2020   •   1620

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 25 a regular holiday in observance of Eid‘l Fitr, the end of the Muslim community’s fasting month of Ramadan.

The declaration was based on the recommendation of the  National Commission of Muslim Filipinos.

Proclamation Number 944, likewise, reminded the public of the quarantine regulations such as wearing of face masks and physical distancing to be observed on the duration of the holiday due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Under government order, mass gatherings such as religious events are still restricted in different parts of the Philippines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MNP (with inputs from Rosalie Coz)

July 20 a regular holiday for observance of Eid’l Adha – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   July 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 20, Tuesday a regular holiday in the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice for the Muslim community, Malacañang said.

Duterte made the declaration through Proclamation No, 1189 he signed on Thursday.

The president said the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended declaring the date a holiday.

“The observance of Eid’l Adha shall be subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures,” he said.

 

Duterte declares May 13 a regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   May 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13, Thursday, as a regular holiday in the country for the observance of Eid’l Fitr or the end of the month of fasting (Feast of Ramadhan) for the Muslim community, Malacañang said Monday.

Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1142 on Monday after the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended declaring the date a holiday.

“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 Thursday, May 13, a regular holiday throughout the country,” the proclamation read.

Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslims for three days at the end of the month of fasting.

Muslim community officially begins Ramadan

Marje Pelayo   •   April 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tuesday (April 13) is the official start of the Muslim community’s observance of Ramadan as announced by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and their holy month of fasting.

It begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon.

Devout Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset during the entire Ramadan.

The Muslims consider this as a period of introspection, communal prayer in the mosque, and reading of the Qur’an.

Ramadan ends with Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.

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