September 12 is a regular holiday

September 12 is a regular holiday

- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed  Proclamation 56 on Monday declaring September 12 a regular holiday

- The proclamation is in observance of the Islamic holiday Eid'l Adha

Eid'l Adha along with Eid'l Fitr shall be declared holidays under Republic Act No. 9849

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September 12 is a regular holiday

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Malacañang on Tuesday has declared Monday, September 12 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of the Islamic holiday Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation 56 proclaiming the holiday according to the Palace.

Eid'l Adha is one of Islam's two major feasts along with Eid'l Fitr. Under Republic Act No. 9849, both shall be declared a regular holiday.

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The proclamation of the said holiday is dictated by the Islamic Calendar. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos determined that Eid'l Adha be observed on September 12 this year.

Saturday-Monday (September 10-12) – that spells another long weekend for everyone this year!

September 12 is a regular holiday

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As released by the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Proclamation No. 56 , s. 2016

DECLARING MONDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2016, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, Republic Act no. 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that the observance of Eid’l Adha be on 12 September 2016;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 12

September 2016, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l 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 5th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.

By the President:

(Sgd.) RODRIGO R. DUTERTE

(Sgd). SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA

Executive Secretary

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