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    Aquino: October 6, 2014 is a regular holiday for Eid al-Adha

    MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III declared October 6, 2014 a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.

    October 6, 2014 a regular holiday for Eid al-Adha

    In a televised statement, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that Aquino signed Proclamation 875 on September 12 declaring the national holiday.

    “Yes, it’s a long weekend,” Valte added as October 6 falls on a Monday.

    Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, the other being Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan, which was also declared as a regular holiday on July 29 this year.

    Celebrated annually by Muslims around the world, Eid al-Adha starts after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

    Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

    The Eid al-Adha is approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.

    Meanwhile, here's the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) guidelines known as pay rules for regular holidays:


    DOLE Pay rules holidays 2014

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