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Declared a regular holiday on July 9 to commemorate Eid al-Adha

In honor of Eid’l Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has declared July 9 a regular holiday across the country.

In order to let Muslim Filipinos celebrate Eid’l Adha “subject to the public health measures of the government,” Marcos signed Proclamation No. 2 on Tuesday.

It was previously suggested by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos that July 9 be set aside as a national holiday in honor of Eid’l Adha.

A copy of the presidential proclamation was made public on Wednesday by the Office of the Press Secretary.

Eid’l Adha, one of the two main Islamic feasts together with Eid’l Fitr, is to be observed as a regular holiday, according to Republic Act 9849.

To allow Muslims to “pay respect to Abraham’s highest act of sacrifice and signifies mankind’s obedience to God,” RA 9849 declares Eid’l Adha a regular holiday.

The percentage of Muslims in the Philippines is roughly 6% of the overall population.

The second of the two Muslim holidays, Eid’l Adha, is observed by Muslims all over the world and is regarded as more holy than Eid’l Fitr.

It honors Abraham’s readiness to offer his son as a sacrifice in response to God’s mandate.

On the tenth day of the last month of the Islamic calendar, Eid’l Adha is observed.

Additionally, it signifies the conclusion of the Hajj journey, which is the fifth pillar of Islam.

In spite of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) epidemic, Eid al-Adha will be observed.

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