June 25, 2024

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Marcos declares June 17 regular holiday to observe Eid’l Adha

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared June 17, Monday as a regular holiday to give way for the observance of Eid’l Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.

Proclamation No. 579 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin on June 4 stated that Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

The proclamation also stated that the declaration of regular holiday on June 17 was made upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Filipinos based on the 1445 Hijrah Islamic Lunar Calendar.

Under Republic Act No. 9848, the 10th day of Zhul Hijja, the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar, is a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Adha, with a movable date.