It was only in 2002 when the first Eid ul-Fitr (December 6, 2002) was observed in the Philippines as a national holiday, by virtue of Republic Act No. 9177. This year (2012) marks 10 years of Filipino solidarity when the whole country will once again celebrate Eid ul-Fitr.
On August 20, 2012, let us all (Muslim and non-Muslims) celebrate Eid ul-Fitr in prayer for peace in our nation.
Proclamation No. 455 was issued today, August 13, 2012, by the Malacañang Palace declaring August 20, 2012 as a national holiday throughout the Philippines in observance of the Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.