It will be another long weekend for everyone as Malacañang officially declared Friday, September 10, 2010, a regular holiday as President Noynoy Aquino or PNoy signed Proclamation No. 26.
September 10, 2010, is Eidul Fitr for the Muslim community. Eidul Fitr is the first day that will mark the end of thirty day period of Ramadan. Republic Act No. 9177, provides, that the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Fitr. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed into law Republic Act No. 9177 in November 2002.
Eidul Fitr is not a fix holiday since it depends on the Islamic calendar. RA 9177 explains that “the approximate date of these Islamic holidays may be determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.”