Philippine President Aquino (PNoy) Declares Monday, August 20, as a Regular Holiday throughout the Country in Observance of the Eid’l Fitr (by Edwin Lacierda)

MANILA, PhilippinesPresident Aquino (PNoy) declared Monday, August 20, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of the Feast of Ramadan, Eid’l Fitr.

This was announced via Edwin Lacierda’s official Twitter account, this Monday, August 13, 2012.

Edwin Lacierda is the Presidential Spokesperson of the Office of the President.
Below is Proclamation No. 455, s. 2012, as released by Malacanang.

Proclamation No. 455, s. 2012

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 455

DECLARING MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No 9177 declared Eid’l 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, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr; and

WHEREAS, 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 Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday. 20 August 2012, as 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 13th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

This would provide a long weekend break for workers after the onslaught of Typhoon Gener, which caused suspension of classes in Metro Manila and some provinces of Luzon.

As previously announced, May 21 and May 27 are also holidays; May 21Ninoy Aquino Day, and May 27 – Regular Holiday (National Heroes Day.)

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