With the upcoming end of “Ramadan” or “Eid’l Fitr” observance nationwide, the Duterte administration declared June 26, 2017 as a non-working holiday in the Philippines.
The decision came under the Proclamation No. 235 as a regular holiday.
According from the latest news online, the Malacañang Palace declared June 26, 2017 as a non-working holiday in the country due to the upcoming end of “Ramadan” or “Eid’l Fitr” observance of the Muslims.
“The entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance of Eid’l Fitr,” as stated on the proclamation and quoted by the reported news.
The decision of the Palace is in coordination with the National Commission of Muslim Filipinos in observance of the religious culture for the greatness of Allah.
It is important to respect the end of “Ramadan” because this is a symbolic tradition for the Muslims in ending their Islamic fasting for almost 30 days.
With this latest proclamation, all government agencies, various workers and students will have 3-day break from June 24-26.
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