“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, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday throughout the country,” President Benigno S. Aquino III.
Eid’l Fitr also known as Feast of Breaking the Fast is a celebration for the Muslim worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
At the beginning of Ramadan President Aquino said, “Ramadhan is a sacred period of reflection and worship. It is an opportunity for you to reinforce your discipline, self-control, and compassion, values which are integral to the tenets of Islam and universally vital to the development of each individual.”
“Our solidarity enables us to learn from each other and create a more unified and harmonious nation where citizens of various beliefs and creeds can work together to uphold peace and harmony.”
“May this event strengthen your faith and inspire you to deepen your commitment to fulfilling our shared vision of lasting, equitable progress,” the President added.
“May the blessed teachings of the Holy Qur’an guide you in this time of fasting and prayer, and allow you to contribute more passionately towards building a better future for our countrymen.”