President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Thursday, May 13, as a regular holiday to mark the observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).
Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.
“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, 13 May 2021, a regular holiday throughout the country,” Duterte said in Proclamation No. 1142, which he signed Monday, May 10.
While the government wants the Filipino nation to have full opportunity to join the Muslim brothers and sisters in the celebration of Eid’l Fitr, he reminded the people of the need to observe community quarantine, social distancing, and other public health measures.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended the declaration of Eid’l Fitr on May 13 in accordance with Republic Act No. 9177.