PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has declared September 25 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of the Muslim feast, Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.
“The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommends that the observance of Eid’l Adha in the Philippines be on 25 September 2015,” Aquino said in Proclamation 1128, dated September 15.
Proclamation 1128 cites Republic Act 9849, which provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday in the country.
Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, the other being Eid’l Fitr, which is also a regular holiday in the country.
The date of Eid’l Adha is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body.
This year, Eid’l Adha falls on a Friday, giving Filipinos another long weekend.