OFFICIAL: August 21, 2018 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha


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MANILA, Philippines – The Malacañang Palace officially declared August 21, 2018 (Tuesday) a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
OFFICIAL: August 21, 2018 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed Proclamation No. 556 on Wednesday, citing recommendation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).

OFFICIAL: August 21, 2018 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

August 21 is also the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr., a nationwide holiday as well.

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.

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.

— The Summit Express



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