July 20 regular holiday to observe Eid’l Adha

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 20, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.

Proclamation No. 1189 allows Filipino Muslims to observe Eid’l Adha “subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures,” a government press release said.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended that July 20 be declared as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha.

Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, the other being Eid’l Fitr, Proclamation 1189 states.

Eid’l Adha marks the culmination of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, but is celebrated by Muslims throughout the world.

It commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.*

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