Sunday, July 03, 2016 0
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 6, Wednesday, as a holiday in observance of the end of Ramadan fasting or Eid’l Fitr. Republic Act No. 9177, signed into law by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, declared Eid al-Fitr as a regular holiday throughout the country. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting. It is the first day marking the end of the 30-day fasting period of Ramadhan. In accordance to R.A 9177, only the Office of the President can announce the final date for this religious holiday, upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). According to a month-long schedule released by the NCMF, the Holy Month of Ramadhan ends on July 5, Tuesday.