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Eid-al Fitr on April 10, 2024 is a Regular Holiday in the Philippines

It has been confirmed that Eid-al Fitr will be celebrated on April 10, 2024. The Malacañang Palace has officially announced this date as a Regular Holiday.

Yesterday, in an official declaration, the Malacañang Palace announced that April 10, 2024 (Wednesday) will be recognized as a nationwide regular holiday. This decision comes in observance of the Islamic Holiday of Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims worldwide. This declaration ensures that the diverse cultural and religious practices within the Philippines are respected and acknowledged, fostering inclusivity and unity among its citizens.

The proclamation of April 10, 2024, as a nationwide regular holiday in observance of Eid Al Fitr was formalized through Proclamation No. 514. This proclamation, signed by President Marcos Jr., underscores the government’s commitment to recognizing and respecting the religious traditions of the Filipino Muslim community. It is a testament to the inclusive governance principles aimed at ensuring that all citizens have the opportunity to celebrate and observe their faith without hindrance.

“WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, and to allow the entire Filipino nation to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 10 April 2024, a regular holiday throughout the country.” – According to the Proclamation 514 from the Official Gazette

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It is said that the Eid-al Fitr will be declared depending on the crescent moon sighting.

In UAE, it is already forecasted that the crescent moon will appear in April 10, stating there that Eid-al Fitr will be on April 10 in the United Arab Emirates. The dates could still be vary as the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, which are slightly shorter than solar months. This also applies in other countries such as the Philippines.

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The proclamation of the Eid-al Fitr might be a good opportunity for you to have a Vacation Leave!

Since on April 9th (Tuesday) will be the Day of Valor or what us Filipinos called the ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’. Just around the corner, the Islamic world celebrates Eid al-Fitr, marking the joyous end of Ramadan.  While the exact date of Eid al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the crescent moon, predictions suggest it might fall on April 10th, you can set a Vacation Leave (VL) at the 8th of April (Monday) so that you can enjoy a really long weekend.

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Last Eid-al Fitr was proclaimed to be set on April 21, 2023

The Office of the President stated that Eid-al Fitr was declared the 21st of April last year to be a Regular Holiday in observation in the last year’s Eid-al Fitr. This year, the exact date remains unconfirmed due to the lunar Islamic calendar. Predictions suggest to be either April 9th or April 10th, but the official announcement hinges on sighting the crescent moon. Filipinos can stay informed through government websites, news media, or local mosques. Regardless of the exact date, planning for celebrations with flexible schedules, delicious food, and festive decorations can begin now.

Even with these holidays, we will make sure that Light of Love Events Place is still open for everyone!

Even though the April 10, 2024 was declared to be a regular holiday, Light of Love Events Place remains open to welcome everyone for their special occasions.  Whether you’re planning a celebration or hosting an event entirely separate from the holiday, our beautiful venues and dedicated team are here to make your gathering unforgettable.  Feel free to browse our website or contact us for inquiries, and we’ll be happy to assist you in creating a truly special experience.

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The Office of the President officially declared that April 10, 2024 will be a regular holiday. This age-old tradition infuses the occasion with a touch of anticipation that keeps the festive spirit alive. Here at Light of Love Events Place, we understand the importance of staying informed. We’re committed to keeping our community updated on the latest developments regarding Eid al-Fitr and other holidays.

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