(SPOT.ph) By the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has signed Proclamation No. 729, declaring next Wednesday, June 5, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Fitr, an Islamic celebration that marks the end of the Ramadan. The proclamation was signed on May 28 after the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos to declare June 5 a holiday.
This holiday was declared, "in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid'l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness," reads the official proclamation.
Muslims follow the lunar calendar, which means that religious celebrations, like Eid'l Fitr, are set by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. Eid'l Fitr, which translates to "Festival of Breaking the Fast," is a three-day celebration done right after the holy month of Ramadan. It is one of two of Islam's greatest festivals, the other being Eid Al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.
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