Eid’l Fitr 2021 Holiday in the Philippines: Official Announcement

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On Monday, May 10, President Rodrigo Duterte has officially declared May 13 a regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr as recommended by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

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Saudi Arabia’s Um alQura calendar marks Eid’l Fitr on Thursday, May 13.

Ramadan, Arabic Ramaḍān, in Islam, is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon. Because the Muslim calendar year is shorter than the Gregorian calendar year, Ramadan begins 10–12 days earlier each year, allowing it to fall in every season throughout a 33-year cycle.

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During the entire period of Ramadan, faithful Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset, which they considered a period of introspection, communal prayer in the mosque, and reading of the Quran, Islam’s holy book.

Eid al-Fitr is traditionally celebrated by families gathering for an Eid prayer to express gratitude to Allah for performing their personal sacrifices.

However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Muslim community is expected to observe community quarantine protocols and physical distancing measures.


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