Is August 22, 2018 a regular holiday for Eidul Adha in the Philippines?


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MANILA, Philippines – The Malacañang Palace will announce soon a proclamation declaring a regular holiday throughout the country for Eidul Adha or "Feast of Sacrifice," which likely to fall on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. (UPDATEAugust 21, 2018 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha)

August 22, 2018 a regular holiday for Eidul Adha in the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte will announce very soon a proclamation for Eidul Adha 2018, a regular holiday throughout the country.

Saudi Arabia's Um al-Qura calendar marks Eidul Adha 2018 Muslim Festival this month, but the official date will be announced by the High Judicial Court (HJC) after the moon sighting.

In the Islamic calendar, Eidul Adha begins on the 10th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah, expected to start on Sunday, August 12, or on Monday, August 13.

Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Ismail or Ismael) as an act of obedience to God, before God then intervened, to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

In the Philippines, Republic Act (RA) 9849 signed in 2009 says 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.

According to Proclamation No. 269 for the nationwide holidays for the year 2018, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the actual date of Eidul Adha on which this holiday shall fall.

The Department of Education (DepEd) Order No. 25 calendar for school year 2018-2019 already includes August 22 as a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha.

If Eidul Adha falls on August 22, Filipinos will have consecutive holidays, August 21 was declared special (non-working) holiday for Ninoy Aquino Day. Meanwhile, there will be a long weekend from August 25 to August 27 (National Heroes Day).

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Eid’l Adha, a public holiday since 2002 in the country, is one of the two greatest feasts of the Muslim community - the other called Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan, which was also declared as a regular holiday on June 15.

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