Duterte declares July 20 regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 20, 2021, Tuesday, a regular holiday in the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

This announcement came upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

In Proclamation 1189 signed on July 15, 2021, the Malacañang stated that the observance of Eid’l Adha is subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures.

READ: Muslims advised to strictly observe health protocols during Eid al-Fitr

Republic Act 0849 states that the tenth day of Zhul Hijja or the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar is declared a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Adha.

Eid’l Adha is a tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca wherein Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice and signifies mankind’s obedience to God.

The other feast, Eid’l Fitr or Feast of Ramadan, was held on May 13, 2021. (NRC)

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