Palace declares Sept. 25 as holiday

Inquirer.net September 16,2015 - 10:13 AM

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has declared September 25 (Friday), which marks the Muslim holiday Eidul Adha, as a regular holiday.

“The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommends that the observance of Eid’l Adha in the Philippines be on 25 September 2015 based on the Islamic Calendar,” Proclamation No. 1128 stated.

The change of date stemmed from a declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority.

“Thereby (the government amends) its earlier recommendation to observe the occasion on 24 September 2015,” Proclamation No. 1128 said.

The proclamation, signed by Aquino cited Republic Act No. 9849, which states that the Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice be celebrated as a regular holiday.

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