PNoy to host Malacanang dinner to mark Eid al-Fitr
Manila (8 September) -- President Benigno Aquino III will host a dinner on Monday, September 13, to demonstrate the Filipinos' solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The holy month will come to a close September 10 this year.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the Malacanang dinner will be attended by national and local legislative and executive officials, civil society leaders, and foreign diplomats.
President Aquino has issued Proclamation No. 26 declaring September 10 as a regular holiday in the country in observance of Eid al-Fitr. (PIA 6) [top]