August 29, 2017

Malacañang Palace Declares Sept.1 As Regular Holiday (In Observance Of “Eid’l Adha”)

Malacañang Palace declares September 1, 2017 as a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim festival “Eid’l Adha”, the Feast of Sacrifice.

The holiday is effective throughout the entire country, according to the Proclamation No. 297. Of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).

The Commission was recommending the companies throughout the entire Philippines to observe this occasion based on the Islamic Calendar.

Islam has two major feasts such as “Eid’l Fitr” and “Eid’l Adha”. As a respect to their religion, the Philippine government was acknowledging their major activities and feasts.

Eid’l Adha is the second of two Muslim holidays, which was celebrated not only in the Philippines but also in different countries all around the world every year.

The proclamation, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte, is based on Republic Act 9849 that the yearly festival, whose date is movable, is celebrated as a regular holiday.

"Now, therefore, I, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, 01 September 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country," the document stated.

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