President Benigno Aquino III has declared July 17 (Friday) as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan.
Eid'l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days at the end of Ramadan, after the end of the month of fasting.
Aquino made the declaration through Proclamation No. 1070 signed last July 6.
“In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Friday, 17 July 2015, as a regular holiday throughout the country,” the proclamation read.