Malacañang Declares August 20, 2012 A Holiday via Proclamation No. 455By Menard Osena on Aug 13, 2012 in Announcement, Events, Holidays, Local, National, Politics •
Manila, Philippines – Malacañang Palace officially declared that August 20, 2012, Monday, a regular holiday throughout the Philippines.
As per Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines post, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 455 today August 13, 2012.
Proclamation No. 455 s. 2012 states that August 20, 2012, will be a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).
The proclamation elaborated that Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three days after the end of the month of fasting. It further explained that to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.
The proclamation also declared that in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Tuesday, August 20, 2011 as a regular holiday throughout the country.
The announcement confirmed that there will be two long weekend holidays for the Philippines this month of August.
As per Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011, August 21, 2012, Tuesday, is Ninoy Aquino Day, a special non-working day while August 27, 2012, Monday, is National Heroes Day, a regular holiday in the Philippines.
For the full list of 2012 nationwide holidays and special non-working days in the Philippines, kindly visit the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines article.
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