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Friday, September 03, 2010

September 10 » Officially Declared as Non Working Holiday in the Philippines

Wow, another long weekend again. I will have enough time writing articles again. 

Here's the official news:

Malacañang has declared September 10 a non-working holiday to give way for the celebration for the end of the Muslims' holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until sunset.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has signed Proclamation 26, declaring September 10 as a non-working holiday as Muslims celebrate the "Eid ul-Fitr," or the festivities for the end of Ramadan.



"Eid" is an Arabic word meaning "festivity" while "Fitr" means "to purify." The holiday is thus a symbol of purification after completing the fasting month. Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Ramadan began on August 11 this year and will end on September 10. — LBG/VVP, GMAnews.TV





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