By Marisol Bo-oc | 06:48 PM July 30, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte declared July 31, Friday, a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, Malacañang announced on Thursday.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the holiday declaration was made through Proclamation 985.
He said the holiday declaration was made through Proclamation 985.
“The observance of Eid’l Adha shall be subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures,” Duterte said in the proclamation.
Eid’l Adha is one of Islam’s two greatest feasts in the Muslim calendar, the other being Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The Islamic festival commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.