Maraming nagtaka kumbakit hindi prinoklamang holiday ang simula ng Ramadan o Eid’l Fit’r nung August 1. Instead, Malacañang declared August 30, a holiday.
Dahil dito, magkakaroon tayo ng mahabang bakasyon ngayong Agosto. Ang pinakaiiwasang holiday economics ni PNoy will be happening. Rampa at gimik to the max ang pwedeng gawin mula August 27 (Sabado) at 28 (Linggo) kasi holiday ang August 29 (Lunes) bilang National Heroes’ Day at ang August 30 (Martes) dahil nga end nga ng Ramadan. Kaya yung walang trabaho tuwing Sabado eh assured na ng four-day weekend in the last week of August.
Last December 20, 2010, PNoy issued Proclamation No. 84 foregoing the so-called “holiday economics” law of the PGMA. Under the proclamation, national holidays for the end of Ramadan or the Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha are 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. This year, the end of Ramadan is slated on August 30.
Here’s the link to the 2011 Official Philippine Holidays. Click HERE.