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National Holiday, 26 June 2017 (Proclamation No. 235, full text)

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Proclamation No. 235, s. 2017

Declaring Monday, 26 June 2017, as a Regular Holiday Throughout the Country in Observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan); and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religions and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feat of Ramadan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

By the President:

SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
Executive Secretary