September 1, 2017 Declared a National Holiday: Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice; Proclamation 297)

Proclamation No. 297

DECLARING FRIDAY, 01 SEPTEMBER 2017, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the final declaration of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended 01 September 2017 as the day corresponding to the observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done int eh City of Manila, this 29th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

By the President:

SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
Executive Secretary

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