# Duterte declares July 6, a non-working holiday | DEPED TAMBAYAN PH DEPED TAMBAYAN

President Rody Duterte declares July 6, Wednesday, a non-working holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr.

Palace declares July 6, Wednesday, the holiday for Eid'l Fitr. It is a non-working holiday, according to Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella.

Republic Act No. 9177, signed into law by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, declared Eid al-Fitr as a regular holiday throughout the country.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting. It is the first day marking the end of the 30-day fasting period of Ramadhan.

In accordance to R.A 9177, only the Office of the President can announce the final date for this religious holiday, upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). GMA News


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