July 9 is a Regular Holiday for Eid al-Adha, Says Palace

One of the two greatest feats in Islam.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Malacañang has declared Saturday, July 9 a regular holiday throughout the country to mark Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of the Sacrifice in Islam.

The law mandates that the 10th day of Zhul Hijja, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, a national holiday for the observance of Eid al-Adha. However, this is a movable date determined by the Muslim lunar calendar, hence the need for the government to specify the date.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended to declare July 9, 2022 a national holiday to observe Eid al-adha, according to Proclamation No. 2 issued by Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez.

The Eid al-Adha, one of the two greatest feasts in Islam along with Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam's holiest site.


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