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PNoy declares September 25 a holiday for Eid'l Adha

Louis Bacani - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III has declared September 25 a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid'l Adha.

Aquino signed on Tuesday Proclamation No. 1128 which noted that Eid'l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

According to the website of Aquino's office, Eid'l Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, commemorates the willingness of Abraham to obey God.

September 25 falls on a Friday, meaning Filipinos will have a long weekend next week.

Aquino said the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommends that the observance of Eid’l Adha in the Philippines be on September 25 based on the Islamic Calendar and the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority.

This amended the agency's earlier recommendation to observe the occasion on September 24.

ACIRC ADHA AQUINO EID FEAST OF THE SACRIFICE ISLAMIC CALENDAR MUSLIM FILIPINOS NATIONAL COMMISSION PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO SAUDI ARABIA TUESDAY PROCLAMATION NO
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