Is August 20, 2012 a Holiday?

There's a surge in search queries looking for information about the declaration of August 20, 2012 as a national non-working holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr.

Eid’l Fitr marks the end of Ramadhan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) had announced the start of Ramadhan last July 21.

By virtue of Republic Act 9177, Eid’l Fitr became a national holiday signed by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in July 2002.

Also, according to Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011 (
Declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2012), the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

The NCMF posted in their website that another moon-sighting activity will be conducted on the 29th day of Ramadhan, which will be on August 17, to determine the end of Ramadhan Fasting and observance of Eid’l Fitr.

MalacaƱang has finally declared August 20 as regular holiday.  See related POST.


National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Ramadhan Schedule

National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) website

RA 9177

Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011

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