President Rodrigo Duterte has declared September 1 a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim pageant Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.
The declaration was issued by way of Proclamation No. 297 which the President signed August 29, 2017.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has beneficial September 1, which falls on a Friday, because the day similar to the observance of Eid’l Adha primarily based on the Islamic Calendar.
Eid’l Adha is considered one of Islam’s two main feasts that’s celebrated worldwide every year.
The pageant commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God’s command. (PNA)