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    Is August 9, 2013 a Holiday (End of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, Non-Working)

    It has already been announced and by law that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan culminating in the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) is a national holiday but the actual day depends on the moon which can either be August 8 or August 9 (Thursday or Friday).

    Now to answer the question if August 9 is a non-working holiday?

    Answer: not officially yet but probably (don't quote me on this). This will be officially announced by PNoy on the week of August, most probably August 5, 2013 upon advise of Muslim scholars and authorities

    UPDATE August 1, 2013: August 9 is a regular holiday now officially declared by Malacanang.

    Cheers to another long weekend, as August has other holidays

    Where do you intend to spend the long weekend?

    if you have work on that day, DOLE pay rules may apply on holiday, overtime work :(

    posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:38 PM,

    1 Comments:

    At Jul 31, 2013, 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Adi Bali said...

    Seems like similar to what is happening here in Indonesia. The day is decided by the government on last minutes basis, actually the last the day before. However, here the red-letter-day, means official national holiday for Eid al Fitr is two days, so no matter which day the government decides, we have the day as a national holiday anyway. Happy Eid al Fitr to all celebrating folks!

     

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