Malacañang has declared May 3 as a national holiday in observance of the Eid‘l Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

A group of women took a selfie after attending morning prayer during the celebration of Eid’l Fitr or the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan in Blue Mosque, Taguig City on May 13, 2021. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this on late Sunday night, May 1 through a text message to reporters.

It came after the declaration of the Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’, the Islamic religious authority in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) that Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Breaking the Fast will be celebrated on May 2.

According to Sheikh Abuhuraira Udasan, executive director of the Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’ and Bangsamoro Grand Mufti, the moon crescent was sighted when a moon sighting was conducted on Sunday, May 1—the 29th day of Ramadan.

“Based on this, the Bangsamoro Mufti has declared that the Eid’l-Fitr will be tomorrow Monday 1st of Shawwal 1443H. Corresponding to the 2nd day of May 2022. In Sha Allah,” Udasan said in a statement.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/05/02/malacanang-declares-may-3-a-national-holiday-for-eidl-fitr/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=malacanang-declares-may-3-a-national-holiday-for-eidl-fitr)