It will be a long weekend ahead!President Rodrigo Duterte has declared August 12 as a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, according to a document released Thursday.Eid al-Adha is “one of the two greatest feasts of Islam” and Republic Act 9849 provides that it shall be observed as a regular holiday, Duterte said in his Proclamation 789.Eid’l Adha celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah’s command, before he was stopped by Allah.It is one of two of the greatest most important holidays on the Muslim calendar, the other being Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.Eid’l Adha lasts four days and celebrates the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage by millions of Muslims around the world to Mecca.

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