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A long weekend is awaiting Filipinos before the month of August ends.
According to Proclamation No. 234, August 30, 2011 is confirmed to be a Non-Working Holiday in the Philippines for Eid'l Fitr, the celebration of the end of Ramadan which is the Muslim's holy month of fasting.
August 29, 2011 on the other hand is a regular holiday which is the celebration of the National Heroes Day.
Filipinos will be having a four days of no work or classes from August 27 (Saturday) up until August 30 (Tuesday). However, those who have work or classes during Saturdays will only have three free days.
August 30, 2011 Holiday in the Philippines
It is provided in the Proclamation No. 84 that Islamic holidays like Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be declared upon determination of the approximate days in the Islamic calendars.
Eid'l Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is the Islamic month of fasting. Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is believed to be the month when God revealed the first verses of the Qur'an to the Islamic propher, Muhammad.
Ramadan started last August 1, 2011 and is set to end on August 30, 2011.
August 29, 2011 Holiday in the Philippines
The List of Holidays in the Philippines also includes celebration of the National Heroes Day on August 29, 2011.
The National Heroes Day is celebrated every last Monday of the month of August. It is celebrated in order to honor other heroes who are not remembered with their own legal holidays. August is chosen as the month for the celebration because it was during August that most of the revolution happened in 1896.
It was previously celebrated on the last Sunday of August but moved to the last Monday during former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's "holiday economics".
August 22, 2011 is Not Holiday in the Philippines
Another holiday in August is the celebration of Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21, 2011. The List of Holidays in the Philippines provided that Ninoy Aquino Day will be celebrated on its rightful day.
August 22, 2011 which is the Monday after Ninoy Aquino Day will be a regular working day.
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