October 26 a regular holiday

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Posted at Oct 10 2012 03:43 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2012 11:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has signed a proclamation declaring October 26, 2012 a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eidul Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice. 

Proclamation No. 488, signed by President Aquino on October 9, said Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

It said the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 26 October 2012 and the Eidul Adha prayer be performed on the final declaration of the Saudi Government.

Below is the complete announcement from Malacanang: 

 

MALACAÑAN PALACE

MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 488

DECLARING FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, the date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 26 October 2012 and the Eidul Adha prayer be performed on the final declaration of the Saudi Government;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, 26 October 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 9th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.

 

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:

 

(Sgd) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.

Executive Secretary