Eid'l Fitr Observance: Looking Beyond The Pandemic
Manila Bulletin|May 13, 2021
Today, May 13, is a regular holiday as declared by President Duterte in Proclamation No. 1142, “in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness.”

Eid’l Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking Fast, is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

In past years, the President customarily hosted a dinner celebration in Malacañang Palace to mark Eid’l Fitr but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this practice had to be shelved this year.

As the nation marks the Eid’l Fitr observance, there is need to foster greater awareness of the situation of Muslim Filipinos.

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