New law declares Sept. 8 a special working holiday | Inquirer News

New law declares Sept. 8 a special working holiday

HOLIDAY HONORS FEAST OF NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
/ 07:15 PM August 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has declared September 8 of every year a special working holiday to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Duterte signed Republic Act 11370 on August 8, declaring Sept. 8 of every year a special working holiday nationwide to commemorate the birth of the Virgin Mary.

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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the oldest Marian solemnities and one of the principal feasts of the liturgical devotion to the Blessed Mother.

A working holiday means that there will be classes in schools and offices and other establishments will be open.

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