May 3, 2022 a regular holiday for Eid'l Fitr in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – (Updated May 1) Malacañang Palace on Sunday night declared May 3, 2022 (Tuesday) as a regular holiday throughout the country to mark the Eid al-Fitr or the end of the month of Ramadan.
May 3, 2022 a regular holiday for Eid'l Fitr in the Philippines

In a text message to the media, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed the holiday following the declaration by Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’ or 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 on May 2.

Based on Proclamation No. 1236, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the actual date on which this holiday shall fall.

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The Bangsamoro Government on Sunday "wishes the Muslim community across the world a blessed celebration."

Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta' Executive Director and Grand Mufti of the Bangsamoro, Sheikh Abu Huraira Udasan, officially...

Posted by Bangsamoro Government on Sunday, May 1, 2022

The NCMF has likewise announced Eid'l Fitr on May 2 after the crescent moon has been sighted on Sunday in various locations nationwide.

May 2, 2022 a regular holiday for Eid'l Fitr in the Philippines

On April 26, NCMF announced on Facebook: "The NCMF and the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta have jointly agreed to recommend May 3, 2022 as the date of Eid'l Fitr to be announced as a National Holiday, with the 30th of Ramadan falling on May 2, Monday."

May 3, 2022 a regular holiday for Eid'l Fitr in the Philippines

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon.

The holy fasting period for Ramadan started on April 2 after an NCR-based cleric claimed to have seen the first crescent moon using a telescope during the moonsighting at Manila Bay last April 1. The Manila Bay moonsighting was said to have been organized in cooperation with the Imam Council of the Philippines and the NCMF - NCR.

Devout Muslims fast every day for about 30 days from dawn to sunset during the entire Ramadan, which they consider a period of introspection, communal prayer in the mosque, and reading of the Quran, Islam’s holy book.

In November 2002, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act No. 9177 into law declaring the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Fitr.

According to RA 9177, "the approximate date of these Islamic holidays may be determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient."

Eid al-Fitr is traditionally celebrated by families gathering in large congregation for an Eid prayer to express gratitude to Allah for having been able to perform their personal sacrifices.

Eid'l Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations. The other one is Eid al-Adha or The Feast of the Sacrifice, celebrated on the 10th day of the last month of the Islamic calendar and commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. Eid al-Adha also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the 5th Pillar of Islam.

Muslim Filipinos comprise about six percent of the population.

— The Summit Express


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  1. sana maannouce na po agad ni duterte na holiday ang may 3.

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    1. talaga bang walang pasok? pag may 3 dahil lang eid al fitr

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  2. Sana makapag announce na kaagad pati ang May 01, 2022

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    1. Hi po, May announcement na po ang May 1, 2022 regular holiday po sya under proclamation 1236

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    2. ang May 1 . ay kasama na sa last na proclamation ng mga Holiday

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  3. ang tagal mag labas ng announcement May 3 & May 9 kung anong type ng holiday, hindi tuloy makapag release ng memo.. sana naman po maglabas na today

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  4. BAKIT ANG TAGAL MAG ANNOUNCE...PARA NAMAN MAKA PLAN KAMI IN ADVANCE!
    E ANNOUNCE NYO NA!

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    1. wag kana muna mag plano

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    2. Sa Eid al-Fitr, hindi po talaga malalaman kaagad kung kailan ang date ng celebration. Kailangan po muna magkaroon ng moon sighting ang mga Islam, kaya po hindi talaga pwede kaagad na may announcement, sana maintindihan niyo. Ngayong araw lang po kami nagkaroon ng confirmation na ang official date ng Eid al-Fitr ay May 2 (Monday). Salamat po.

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    3. meron po declaration na may 2 po ang Eid’l Fitr

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    4. Nasaan po ang declaration

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    5. saan po nka declare n holiday ang may 2?

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    6. Batay po sa balita, ang "May 2" ay kinumpirma lamang na araw ng "Eid'l Fitr" sa pamamagitan ng "moon sighting" na isinagawa ng mga kapatid nating Muslim. Ang idedeklara pong "national holiday" ay ang araw ng "May 3."

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    7. Batay po sa balita, ang araw po na "May 2" ang kinumpirmang araw ng "Eid'l Fitr" sa pamamagitan nang isinagawang "moon sighting" ng mga kapatid nating Muslim. Ang araw na "May 3" naman ang ide-deklarang "national holiday."

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  5. wala pa ring bang announc
    ement?

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  6. Tagal naman magrelease ng official from malacañang. maglabas na sana sila today

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  7. ASAP for us to disseminate the gazette for this event

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  8. meron na po ba announcement?

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  9. is there an official statement?

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  10. MAybe hindi na kailangan for May 1 kasi kasama na sya sa List of National Holidays na proclamation. Just the deifinite date lang for the Eid al-Fitr

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  11. Walang proclamation so di acknowledged ng private companies na holiday

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  12. Hi sana po maggawa na ang proclimation at ma sign na para ma implement .

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  13. Still waiting to issue a signed proclamation announcing May 3, 2022 as Regular Holiday from the Malacañang.

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  14. Kailan kaya balak ng Presiendte mag-announce? At gano kaya khirap magrelease ng proclamation? Every year na lang ganyan kapag Eid.

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    1. leni is waving

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    2. Hindi po kaagad magagawan ng announcement pag Eid. Hindi po basta basta ang pagbibitaw ng date ng Eid kasi may sinusunod pang moon sighting ang mga Islam. Kadalasan, malalaman lang ang confirmation ng date pag night before the Eid na. Sana makatulong 🙂

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  15. As of this time no proclamation yet

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  16. We need the proclamation today bakit kaya matagal? Last working day of the month na po and need po ilabas ang gazette today.

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  17. Ano ba yan..d ako papasok

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  18. As per proclamation 1236, May 3, 2022 is now hereby declared as a Special Non-Working Yulululululu.

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  19. sana may maiannounced na proclamtion , para maadvance yung mga paper works planning

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  20. lipat nala ang may 1 sa monday

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    1. tama ilipat nalang ng monday tutal may 1 ay sunday para magbigay pugay sa manggawang pilipino

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  21. is May 2 a HOLIDAY too? since May 1 falls on Sunday.

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  22. we need the official Gazette. hays announce na sana

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  23. At this time, we can't find the proclamation for May 3 and 9. Meron na po kau?

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    1. May 09 meron na (memorandum order no. 59)

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    2. Memorandum order mo 59 for may 09, 2022

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    3. Wala pa. MO 59. Pag grant lang sa comelec power to use AFP sa national election. Pero di naman dineclare na holiday.

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  24. What time kaya sila mag re-release?

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  25. Probably May 3 na talaga. Kaya lang need namn proclamation number pag gawa nmin ng memo.

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  26. sabi kahapon..MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will announce soon a proclamation for Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan) regular holiday, which is expected to fall on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

    "The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall,” Proclamation No. 1236 stated..kelan kaya ang "SOON" from Summit Express po yan dated April 28, 2022

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  27. tulog pa ang mag announce. maghintay daw kayo

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  28. Waiting sa official announce
    ment ang tagal huhuh

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  29. Depende pa sa buwan kaya hintay muna :)

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  30. may proclamation na po ba narelease? for May 3

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  31. hello po? any news po re:
    sa proclamation?

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  32. meron na po ba kayog proclamation?

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  33. Wala pa din announcement, ano?

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  34. busy pa sa election kaya naka limutan na ang taong bayan

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  35. ano pong petsa na?

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  36. April 30 na.. wala pa din.\

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  37. anong petsa na...

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  38. Sobrang tagal mag release ng Malacanang, kasi sa kanila naman manggagaling ung official announcement.

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  39. wala pa rin po bang announcement sa May 1 and Eid'l Fitr?

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    1. holiday na sa may 1.. yung 3 yata ang wala pa

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  40. ipit ang araw ng may 2, hindi ba namove ang holiday ng may 1?

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  41. Naku, anong petsa na wala pa din announcement.

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  42. wala padin po announcement? leni go na

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  43. hello dugong anounce na ui

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  44. Ano na? Late pa rin? HAHAHAHA

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  45. May 3, 2022 holiday proclamation from Malacañang nasaan na para maka advise kami sa workers under private sectors.

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  46. kmusta announcement

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  47. wala pa rin po ba? ang tagal naman

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  48. Mukhang lunes pa yata magre release

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  49. Mukhang sa lunes pa yata mag re release





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  50. Wala parin announcement si PRRD until now, kaya po hanggang ngyn ay d alam ng HR namin kung ililipat ng monday.

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  51. kelan po kaya mag aannounce?

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  52. Sana makapag announce na para makapag gawa na ng memo...

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  53. Ang May 2 po ba ay holiday na din?

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  54. wala pa po bang update para sa May 3 holiday?

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  55. sana nailabas n agad kung saktong date...super late n yan..daming plano ang hindi matuldukan dahil kakaantay dyan..

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  56. May announcement na po b if regular holiday or non working holiday ang May 03? Thanks

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  57. Tagal mag announce

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  58. depende po kasi yun sa Moon Sighting. If makita po ang New Moon today, Eidl Fitr will be on May 2. pag hindi po, sa May 3 pa.

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  59. As per ABS-CBN News: May 2 (https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS/posts/10160283546705168)

    Yung post sa taas, sinabi nila (author) na nag-declare ang NCMF sa Facebook page nila (https://www.facebook.com/BERncmf), pero kung sisilipin mo lahat ng posts for April 28-29, walang post with that announcement re: May 3.

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    1. Hi, here's link of NCMF Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/BERncmf/posts/304867181829107). Updated as well the article for Bangsamoro moon sighting result. Still awaiting proclamation.

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    2. So most likely tomorrow na yung holiday?

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  60. time check 10:09 pm. still waiting sa announcement kung idedeclare bang holiday bukas o hindi. hindi tuloy ako makapag announce sa brgy kung tuloy activities namin bukas o hindi. mahirap na magbigay ng announcement baka bawiin anytime. katakot takot na reklmao aabutin ko nito sa mga tao. nakows!

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  61. Sorry, tomorrow morning where i can join sholah ied fitri at filipine?sorry this is my first time at filiphine.

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  62. Sana i-announce na ni pres. Duterte holiday bukas may 2 2022 eid al fitr

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  63. Sana ma announce na holiday bukas may 2 2022

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  64. holiday po ba bukas?

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  65. anu po bang proclamation No./memorandum no. signed by president for May 3, 2022 holiday?

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  66. proclamation or declaration number po sana

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  67. May pasok po ba ng MAy 3, 2022 regular holiday po ba ?

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  68. Merun na po ba EO yung Eid al-Fitr holiday ? pde ba makahingi ?

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  69. Ka walay klaro ani, unyang gabii pa ni mahibaw an

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  70. May 2 na , wala pang declaration for May 3 holiday.

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  71. Ka walay klaro ani oi

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  72. Holiday ba yun may 3 parang nakaka comfuse

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