Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eid'l Fit'r/Signs


August 20th was declared a regular non-working holiday in the Philippines in celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid'l Fit'r (Feast of Ramadhan). The Muslim population in the Philippines is between 5% to 9%, mostly concentrated in the Islamic provinces of Mindanao, southern Philippines.  Saw this tarp mounted near the Quirino Grandstand in Manila last Saturday. 


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14 comments:

Scrappy Grams said...

unusual!

RedPat said...

Time for feasting after the long fast.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A bold, big, and interesting sign! It looks as if it is behind some form of platform and someone is sheltering beneath it!

Pat said...

I'm surprised it is considered a national holiday with such a small percentage of Muslims in your country. Interesting.

VioletSky said...

I work nights and there are a few people I work with who I kept running into at the all night coffee shop who were more concerned with eating their fill before getting their work done before daylight!

Tito Eric said...

Goodness ... I'm beginning to miss Manila!

Jessica Cassidy said...

I couldn't find your FTF post so I just leave a comment here :-)

Luna Miranda said...

Pat, i also wondered about that. Eid'l Fitr started to be declared a holiday only a few years ago. i guess to make us culturally aware.:p

Inside Cambodia said...

That big sign provided shade for some people, too. We also have a small population of Chams (Moslems) here in Cambodia. From where I live there is a community and a mosque nearby and we could hear their daily prayers. I don't see any sign about the Eid'l Fitr holiday anywhere though.

Halcyon said...

Nice sign! I work in a very diverse place and one of my colleagues brought some special foods for all of us to sample in celebration of Eid. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a great reason to enjoy some time off.

Lesley said...

it looks like someone has found a spot for a picnic!

Dianne said...

interesting sign

Lindy MacDuff said...

It's colorful and noticeable. I guess I'm thinking along the same line as Pat, though. Seems unusual to declare a national holiday for such a small percentage.