Planning for a weekend getaway? Well, you will be enjoying two long weekends ahead – June 10-12 and June 24-26, 2018.
June 12, which falls on a Monday, is a regular holiday in the Philippines in celebrate the 119th Philippine Independence Day or Araw ng Kalayaan. It is annually observed to commemorate the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.
Another long weekend is expected this June. Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid’l Fitr on June 26, Monday.
Eid’l Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities.
No official declaration has been released by Malacañang Palace but under Republic Act 9177, Eid’l Fitr is considered a regular holiday throughout the country. Further, the Department of Education (DepEd) has already marked June 26, 2017 as a holiday in its previously released School Calendar for AY 2017-2018.