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Philippines Declares May 3rd End of Ramadan Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Malacañang's Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced Proclamation 1356, which will declare Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as a public holiday in the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177, following the declaration by Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’, the Islamic religious authority in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), on account of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines.

Last autumn (2021-10-29), Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte had signed Proclamation No.1236, s. 2021 which listed the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2022, and as usual left the dates of the 2022 Muslim public holidays in the Philippines 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").

The Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday was added to the list of Philippines public holidays 2 decades ago (2002-01-23).

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