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Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday May 25

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 944 declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177 ("In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, May 25th 2020, a regular holiday throughout the country").

Last autumn (2019-11-16), Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 845, s. 2019 which listed the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2020, and included a slot to be filled-in for the Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday added to the list of Philippines public holidays a decade ago (2002-01-23).

Contrary to the announcement of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the date of the 2014 Eid'l Fitr annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines (2014-07-14), which generated flak from the Muslim Community (2014-07-17), we do not expect this year's announced date to do so, as the past 4 years also did not either (2019-05-29, 2018-06-07, 2017-06-16, 2016-07-04 and 2015-07-09).



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