By J. Jala | 10:451 AM May 02, 2022
Malacañang on Sunday night has declared May 3 as a regular holiday throughout the country to mark the Eid al-Fitr or the end of the month of Ramadan.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this in a text message to reporters, following the declaration by Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’ or the Islamic religious authority in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) that Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Breaking the Fast will be on May 2.
The Muslim celebration, however, begins on Monday, as earlier announced by the Grand Mufti of the Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta earlier.
This is because the groups assigned for moon sighting finally saw the crescent moon on Sunday, which marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal.
The celebration ends on the evening of Tuesday.