By Francis Wakefield
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday greeted all Muslims in the country in celebrating Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fast of Ramadan.
In a statement, Lorenzana said in observance of Eid al-Fitr, Filipinos also celebrate the spirit of social healing, reconciliation, and unity, thus the reason to continue to work together as one nation to ensure the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law or BOL.
“On behalf of our One Defense Team, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters as the Ramadan draws to a close,” Lorenzana said.
“Your One Defense Team will be helping in the transition from a life of division and differences, to a life of lasting peace and prosperity. This is our chance to make our present situation better. We shall pass on a more prosperous Mindanao to the next generation. Let us make history together! Eid Mubarak!,” he added.
Eid al-Fitr, which literally means “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is the joyous celebration observed by Muslims at the end of Ramadan.
During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, a practice they believe brings them closer to God.
Muslims are forbidden to fast on Eid, which is a festival of indulgence and celebration.
Eid al-Fitr is the biggest holiday in the Islamic calendar and is a chance for friends and family to come together and celebrate.