Malacañan declares June 26, 2017 a holiday – End of Ramadan

End of Ramadan (or Eid’l Fitr) is a holiday through the Proclamation No. 235 declared by the Malacañan Palace. On June 26, 2017, Monday, the whole Philippines will have a regular holiday, as quoted from the proclamation, “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”.

Malacañan Palace declares June 26, 2017 a holiday - End of Ramadan | Cebu Finest
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End of Ramadan: Malacañan Palace declares June 26, 2017 a holiday

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 235 making the observance of Eid’l Fitr as a regular holiday.

The proclamation states that the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended declaring June 26 as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr.

In order to bring religious and cultural significance as well as national consciousness on the occasion, it is necessary to declare June 26, 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country, as recommended by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

Under Republic Act 9177, Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan is a regular holiday throughout the country. Muslims celebrate Eid’l FItr for three days after the end of the month of fasting. Article 169 of the 1977 Presidential Decree 1083 states that Eid al-Fitr is recognized as one of the legal Muslim holidays.

Ritual fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims are required to abstain from eating and drinking between dawn and sunset, as they use Ramadan for a time of reflection, forgiveness, and charity.

Labor Advisory No. 08 Series of 2017

Employees who work on regular holidays are paid at least 200 percent of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. Check here for more details.

To get a copy of the Proclamation No. 235 declaring June 26, 2017, as a holiday, you can click here.

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