May 3 a Holiday for Eid'l Fitr, Says Palace

It's the end of Ramadan.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

(UPDATE) Malacañang has declared May 3 as a holiday in observance of the Muslim feast Eid'l Fitr or the end of Ramadan.

The declaration is meant to allow Muslim Filipinos to celebrate Eid'l Fitr subject to the public health protocols of the government, Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea said in Proclamation No. 1356.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos had said the Eid'l Fitr prayer will be held on Monday, May 2 after the crescent moon has been sighted in different countries.

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Eid’l Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims, who make up around 6% of the Philippines' population where the majority are Catholic.

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