#WalangPasok: September 1, 2017 declared regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, August 29, officially declared September 1, 2017 (Friday) a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Adha or the "Feast of Sacrifice."

Eidul Adha is on September 1, a regular holiday in the Philippines
CONFIRMED: Eidul Adha is on September 1, a regular holiday in the Philippines. Photo Credit: PhilStar
As the holiday falls on Friday, it means that Filipinos will have another long weekend after Ninoy Aquino Day weekend ( August 19 to 21) and National Heroes Day weekend (August 26 to 28).

The announcement was made through proclamation no. 297, based on the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. This is after the successful sightings of new moon crescent on Tuesday, August 22, as confirmed by the High Judicial Court (HJC) in Saudi Arabia.

Walang pasok September 1 2017

The Eid al-Adha is Islam's holiest festival celebrated annually around the world and an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries and in the Philippines.

Republic Act No. 9849 states that the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah or the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, is hereby declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha.

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

Eid’l Adha, which has been a public holiday since 2002 in the country, 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 June 26.

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