President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared September 12, 2016 a regular holiday across the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eid’l Adha be on September 12, 2016. The declaration was made through Proclamation No. 56, s. 2016.
Eid’l Adha (also known as Eid al-Adha) or Feast of Sacrifice is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.
Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, the other being Eid al-Fitr, which is also a regular holiday in the country.
This year, Eid’l Adha falls on a Monday, giving Filipinos another long weekend.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 (MONDAY) IS A REGULAR HOLIDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID'L ADHA (PROCLAMATION 56) pic.twitter.com/zGhy2Y2d39— Batangas PIO Capitol (@batspiocapitol) September 6, 2016