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Palace declares Sept. 12 a holiday for Eid'l Adha

In this 2014 file photo, Filipino Muslims attend an early morning prayer to mark Id al-Adha at the Blue Mosque at Taguig, Philippines. AP/File photo

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Sept. 12, 2016, a Monday, a regular national holiday in observance of the Muslim celebration of Eid'l Adha.

Citing Republic Act 9849. the Palace said the country recognizes Eid'l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice as one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

Eid'l Adha commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, in obedience to the order of Allah.

The document, which serves as Proclamation 46, was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Duterte.

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