September 25, 2015 holiday declared for Eid’l Adha

President Benigno Aquino III has declared Friday, September 25, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha.

It is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

A press release from Malacañang says the declaration was made through Proclamation No. 1128, which President Aquino signed on September 15.

In signing the proclamation, the President cited Republic Act No. 9849, which provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated 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 and the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority, thereby amending its earlier recommendation to observe the occasion on 24 September 2015,” the proclamation stated.