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.

6 Responses to “Arroyo Declares October 1 as Ramadan Eidl’l Fitr Regular Holiday in the Philippines”


  1. SO there’s a lot of muslims there?


  2. @luty fairly decent number, and yes, in Mindanao, down south of the Philippines


  3. Holiday, yahoo! :)


  4. i know! :) rest! woot!


  5. Why? :o Dapat talaga 30 eh! :o


  6. no she can’t coz it’s under law that she can’t move religious holidays…like Christmas :P

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