October 26, 2012 Holiday (Eid'l Adha)

Expect another long weekend. MalacaƱang has declared October 26, 2012, which falls on a Friday, a holiday to mark the celebration of Eid’l Adha.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda announced that President Aquino declared October 26 as a regular holiday through Proclamation No. 488.

Eidul Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims across the globe to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Isma'il as an act of obedience to God.

Celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide.

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