September 1 declared regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

MALACAÑANG declared September 1, Friday, as a regular holiday throughout the Philippines in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, August 28, signed Proclamation 297, declaring September 1 as a regular holiday, upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

Republic Act 9849 states that Eid’l Adha, one of the Islam’s two major feasts along with Eid’l Fitr, shall be celebrated as a regular holiday.

Eid’l Adha is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world and is considered the holier than Eid’l Fitr.

Proclamation 297, which was also signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, was released Tuesday. (SunStar Philippines)

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