Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 5 Wednesday a non-working holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the culmination of the Fasting of Ramadan.
The two officials are currently in Japan to attend the Nikkei forum with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.
Eid’l Fitr is a muslim religious festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal which is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar.
Eid’l Adha this year is tentatively set for August 11, a Sunday.
In 2002, Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the Republic Act No. 9177 or Eid’l Fitr holiday law proclaiming the 10th day of the Islamic month of Zhulhijja a holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).