October 26, 2011

Regular Holiday Throughout the Country, in Observance of EIDUL ADHA on November 7

November 7, 2011 (Monday) was declared a regular holiday in the country. Eid'l Adha is an important Muslim religious holiday and celebrated on this day worldwide. 


Proclamation No. 276:
MALACA√ĎAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 276

DECLARING MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2011, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;
WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;
WHEREAS, the date of the festival based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body is on 6 November 2011;
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 7 November 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer held on 6 November 2011;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 7 November 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.


(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary

Source: Official Gazette, Office of the President of the Philippines




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