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.
Linking to Signs, Signs
Time for feasting after the long fast.
A bold, big, and interesting sign! It looks as if it is behind some form of platform and someone is sheltering beneath it!
I'm surprised it is considered a national holiday with such a small percentage of Muslims in your country. Interesting.
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!
Goodness ... I'm beginning to miss Manila!
I couldn't find your FTF post so I just leave a comment here :-)
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
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.
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. :)
Sounds like a great reason to enjoy some time off.
it looks like someone has found a spot for a picnic!
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.
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