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Is March 23, 2023, a holiday in the Philippines?

is march 23 2023 a holiday in the philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin this March 23, 2023, Thursday, according to the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta. Although this marks the start of Ramadan, only Eid Al Fitr (Festival of Sweets or the end of Ramadan) will be declared a holiday in the country. Eid Al Fitr is set to be celebrated on April 21, 2023.

(Note: No proclamation has been declared. Please stay tuned…)

On Tuesday, the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta announced that the beginning of Ramadan will be on Thursday, March 23, after seeing the result of the moonsighting for Ramadan 1444 H.

The statement read:

Based on the hadith of the Allah’s Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him: “Fast when you see it (the crescent of Ramadan) and break the fast when you see it (the crescent of Shawwal), and if it is obscured from you too cloudy, then complete Sha’ban a thirty (days)” The Bangsamoro of Darul Ifta headed by Bangsamoro Mufti Abuhuraira A. Udasan, assigned groups to perform moonsighting this evening, Tuesday, 29 Sha’ban 1444 H. Corresponding to 21st of March 2023. They (the said groups) have performed what they were assigned to do, and then finally, the result of the moonsighting is that the mooncrescent has not been sighted.

Based on this, the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta’ has decided that the beginning of Ramadhan will be on Thursday 23rd of March, 2023 In sha Allah.

See the full post below:

Proclamation No. 42 – Declared Holidays in the Philippines in 2023

There will be no possible declarations if March 23, 2023, is a holiday in the Philippines.

In Proclamation No. 42 signed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in August, Section 2 states:

The proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall recommend to the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.

At the moment, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has yet to release an announcement with regard to the Ramadan holiday. – WhatALife!

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Also read: LIST: Official Philippine Holidays in 2023

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