MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has declared Aug. 30 a regular holiday so the nation could observe the feast of Ramadan or Eid’l Fitr.
President Aquino issued Proclamation no. 234 setting the holiday in keeping with Republic Act no. 9177, which has declared Eid’L Fitr as a regular holiday throughout the country.
Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.
The holiday, which will fall on Tuesday, was declared by the Palace “to promote cultural understanding and integration” and to allow the nation “to join (its) Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.”
It’s going to be a long weekend for that week because Aug. 29, National Heroes’ Day, is a regular holiday as well.
Below is the list of nationwide regular holidays (RH) and special non-working days (SnD) for the year 2011.
All items refer to Proclamation No. 84, s. 2010, unless so specified. This list will be updated upon the signing of relevant proclamations.
January 1, Saturday – New Year’s Day (RH) April 9, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (RH) April 21 – Maundy Thursday (RH) April 22 – Good Friday (RH) May 1, Sunday – Labor Day (RH) June 12, Sunday – Independence Day (RH) June 20, Monday – 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal (SnD, as per Proclamation No. 154, s. 2011)
August 21, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (SnD)
August 29, Monday – National Heroes Day (RH)
August 30, Tuesday – Eid’l Fitr (RH, as per Proclamation No. 234, s. 2011)
November 1, Tuesday – All Saints Day (SnD)
November 30, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (RH)
December 25, Sunday – Christmas Day (RH)
December 30, Friday – Rizal Day (RH)
December 31, Saturday – Last Day of the Year (SnD)