June 5th (Eid’l Fitr) Declared as Regular Holiday

The first week of June welcomes a Wednesday with no classes! Last May 28th, President Duterte made an announcement declaring June 5th (Wednesday) as a regular holiday throughout the Philippines.

This is in observance of the Eid’l Fitr which essentially means “Feast of breaking the fast.” This signifies the end of the Holy or fasting month for Muslims. There will be no classes on the said date. Also, there are no make-up classes issued for students of both term A and B.

Eid’l Fitr is one of two Muslim holidays in the country. The other being Eid’l Adha or the “Feast of sacrifice”. In a country where the Roman Catholic religion is dominating, around 6% of the 100 million Philippine population is Muslim.