July 29, 2014 Regular Holiday for 'Eid'l Fitr' in the Philippines declared - Proc. No. 826

July 29 (Tue), 2014 has been declared as a regular holiday throughout the Philippines in observance of Eid'l Fitr or Feast of Ramadhan.

Part of the declaration of President Benigno S. Aquino III stated in Proclamation No.826 reads:
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;
WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;
WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr; and
WHEREAS, 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 Tuesday, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday throughout the country.
Regular Holiday in the Philippines Eidl Fitr 2014

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