July 20 declared a holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha

Published July 15, 2021, 5:13 PM

by Genalyn Kabiling

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

President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo/Malacañang)

Eid’l Adha, one of the most important Muslim holidays, commemorates the willingness of prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah.

“The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that 20 July 2021, Tuesday, be declared a national holiday, in observance in Eid’l Adha,” Proclamation No. 1189 read.

“The observance of Eid’l Adha shall be subject to community quarantine and social distancing measures,” the proclamation read.

The proclamation, signed by the President on July 15, noted that the Feast of Sacrifice is “one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.”

Under Republic Act No. 9849, Eid’l Adha shall be observed as a regular holiday. During the Eid’l Adha, the Muslim community pays homage to the act of sacrifice and obedience through prayers, thanksgiving and animal sacrifice.