Or will it be May 12, 2021?
Muslims around the globe will be observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, referred to as Eid’l Fitr, during the second week of May. The said religious observance is an annual national holiday in the Philippines by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 9177, which was enacted in 2002 during the term of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
President Rodrigo Duterte is yet to issue an official proclamation as to the exact date of Eid’l Fitr this 2021. However, it is likely that it will fall on May 13, Thursday, because the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos or NCMF declared the start of Ramadan last April 13.
The NCMF has uploaded on its website a 30-day prayer and fasting schedule for Muslims living in different parts of the Philippines. In the same document, the agency noted that NCMF staffers will conduct a moon-sighting on the 29th day of Ramadan, either by May 10 or 11, June 29, Monday, to ascertain the last day of Ramadan fasting as well as the date for the observance of Eid’l Fitr.
Elsewhere in the world like in India and the United Arab Emirates, May 13 is also seen as a possible date for this year’s Eid’l Fitr. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post as soon as new information becomes available.