WALANG PASOK: August 12, 2019 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha


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MANILA, Philippines – The Malacañang Palace officially declared August 12, 2019 (Monday) a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
OFFICIAL: August 12, 2019 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed Proclamation No. 789 on Thursday, citing recommendation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).

Walang Pasok: Palace declares August 12 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha.
Walang Pasok: Palace declares August 12 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha.

According to Proclamation No. 555 for the nationwide holidays for the year 2019, the NCMF shall inform the Office of the President of the actual date of Eidul Adha on which this holiday shall fall.

Eid al-Adha, one of largest religious festivals for Muslims worldwide, marks 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 5.

Filipinos will have two long weekends this month – August 10-12 and August 24-26 for National Heroes' Day weekend. This is aside from August 21 (Wednesday), declared special (non-working) holiday for Ninoy Aquino Day.

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