IN PHOTOS: Philippines celebrates Eid'l Fitr

MANILA, Philippines – Muslims in the Philippines celebrated Eid'l Fitr – the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – on Friday, June 15.

Eid'l Fitr or "Feast of the Breaking of the Fast" is the culmination of Muslim fasting during the Islamic holy month. Fasting on Ramadan is 4th in the 5 Pillars of Islam – mandatory acts to be observed in Muslim life. (READ: FAST FACTS: What you should know about Eid'l Fitr, end of Ramadan)

Malacañang earlier declared Eid'l Fitr as a regular holiday nationwide, as provided under Republic Act 9849. 

END OF RAMADAN. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato celebrate Eid'l Fitr with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

END OF RAMADAN. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato celebrate Eid'l Fitr with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018.

Photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

IN PRAYER. Muslims gather at the Quirino Grandstand to mark the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PRAYER. Muslims gather at the Quirino Grandstand to mark the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.

Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

 

 

FEAST. A family shares their first meal after the prayers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. Photos by Darren Langit/Rappler

FEAST. A family shares their first meal after the prayers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

Photos by Darren Langit/Rappler

CELEBRATION. Muslims in prayer at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City. Photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

CELEBRATION. Muslims in prayer at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City.

Photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

– Rappler.com