MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared September 1 a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim festival Eid'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.
The declaration was issued through Proclamation No. 297 which the President signed August 29, 2017.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has recommended September 1, which falls on a Friday, as the day corresponding to the observance of Eid'l Adha based on the Islamic Calendar.
Eid'l Adha is one of Islam's two major feasts that is celebrated worldwide each year.
The festival commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command.
Source: Philippine News Agency