DOT begins week-long Instagram feature on Mindanao tourism

July 14, 2015 5:30 am 

MANILA, July 13 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday kicked off its week-long photo feature in Instagram to Mindanao tourism in anticipation of the Eid al-Fitr this Friday (July 17).

On its first post this week, the department chose to feature the famous Pink Mosque also known as Masjid Dimaukom located in Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao.

The photo shared on its Instagram account was taken by hobbyist photographer Angel Juarez, whose website www.lakwatsero.com has been featured in various websites and publications.

“This aims to showcase the unique offerings of the region that are less known to many of us,” DOT said on its official Instagram account.

“We hope that through this initiative, we make everyone realize the promise and potential of this region once peace has been fully realized,” the department added.

Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid’l Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid is a celebration which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and prayer. It is looked forward to as a period of merriment, sharing, and forgiveness.

In 2002, the celebration was recognized as a national holiday by the government, making the Philippines the first predominantly Christian country worldwide to have done so. The proclamation was enacted to promote peace and harmony among all major religions in the country.(PNA)

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