- The Palace has declared August 12 as a holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha
- The holiday is meant to give “ample time” to Muslim Filipinos to celebrate
- Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed the holiday to the reporters
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The Palace has declared August 12, 2019 (Monday) as a holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice.
KAMI learned that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed this to the reporters via text message.
In a report by the GMA News (author Virgil Lopez), the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended to the Palace to declare Eid’l Adha as a holiday for Muslim Filipinos to have “ample time” to celebrate the important day.
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The Eid’l Adha exactly begins on August 11 (Sunday). However, the Republic Act 9849 allows the subsequent Monday to become a holiday even if the Eid’l Adha falls on Sunday.
It has also been reported that Sec. Medialdea shared that President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 789 s. 2019 to declare the holiday.
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Eid’l Adha commemorates the sacrifice of Abraham in obedience to Allah’s command. It lasts for four days and celebrates the end of Hajj.
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