Malacañang declares May 13 non-working holiday for Eid'l Fitr

Malacañang declares May 13 non-working holiday for Eid'l Fitr


President Duterte has declared May 13, 2021, Thursday, a regular holiday in the country in observance of the Eid’l Fitr, that marks the end of month of Ramadan.

In Proclamation No. 1142, the President Duterte said the nation should have a full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance of Eid’l Fitr subject to community quarantine and social distancing measures.

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PROCLAMATION NO. 1142 - DECLARING THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021, A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID'L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)


WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eld1 Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country.

WHEREAS, Eid'l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting:

WHEREAS, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid'l Fitr, subject to community quarantine, social distancing, and other public health measures;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended to declare Thursday, 13 May 2021, a national holiday in observance of Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan); and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Thursday, 13 May 2021, a regular holiday throughout the country:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE. President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Thursday, 13 May 2021, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 10th day of May in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty One. By the President:

SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
Executive Secretary


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