PHL Embassy Bangkok to close on July 6

The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok will be closed on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, to observe the Eid’l Fitr holiday, said on a post on the Embassy website.

Services will resume on July 7, 2016.

“The Embassy advises all Filipinos in Thailand and the general public that the Embassy will be closed on 06 July 2016 (Wednesday) to observe the Eid’l Fitr holiday (Presidential Proclamation No. 6, s. 2016, dated 04 July 2016),” the announcement read.

For emergency cases, you may contact the Embassy at +66-819897116.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed Proclamation No. 6 declaring July 6 a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The President signed Proclamation No. 6 to provide the “entire Filipino nation… the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid al-Fitr.”

Eid al Fitr is an important celebration for Filipino Muslims, marking the end of the month-long fast during Ramadan and marks the beginning of the month Shawwal. It is also known as “Eid-Ul-Fitr”, “Wakas ng Ramadan” and “Pagtatapos ng Pag-aayuno”.

source: PHL Embassy website

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