Monday, September 22, 2008

Arroyo Declares October 1 as Ramadan Eidl’l Fitr Regular Holiday in the Philippines

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Presidential Proclamation 1625, declaring October 1 as a regular holiday in the observance of Eidl’l Fitr or the last day of Ramadan. “In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, as a regular holiday throughout the country” the proclamation states.

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