It will be a long weekend for Filipinos by the end of August, as Malacanang declares August 29 and 30 as non-working holiday.
August 29, National Heroes Day, is a legal holiday in the Philippines, while August 30 is Eid’l-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, or the month long-fasting observed in the Islamic religion.
However, presidential security spokesman Abigail Valte clarified that August 1, which is the start of Ramadan, will not be declared holiday. She also noted that there are no plans to declare August 27 as a holiday also.
“I have not heard of plans to declare August 27 a holiday but August 29 and 30 are virtually certain to be holidays," said Valte.
Proclamation no. 84 states that National Heroes Day will be commemorated on the last Monday of August every year. While Republic Act no. 9177 declares Eid'l Fitr as a regular holiday in the Philippines, but the date is moveable, and is determined "based on the Islamic calendar (Hijra), or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient."