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Philippines Declares May 13 as End of Ramadan Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Monday, May 10, 2021

Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 1142, in accordance with Republic Act 9177, declaring Thursday, May 13, 2021, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines.

Last summer (2020-04-29), Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 986, s. 2020 which listed the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2021.

The Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday was added to the list of Philippines public holidays a decade ago (2002-01-23), but as usual the initial list of 2021 Philippines public holidays left the 2021 date unspecified ("The proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient").

Contrary to some past years (2014-07-14 and 2014-07-17), we do not expect this year's announced date to be controversial, as the past 6 years also did not either (2020-05-20, 2019-05-29, 2018-06-07, 2017-06-16, 2016-07-04 and 2015-07-09).

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