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Another long weekend coming

/ 04:04 AM September 07, 2016

A LONG weekend is up ahead. President Duterte declared Sept. 12, Monday, a holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha.

The declaration issued on Tuesday noted that the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended the observance of the Islamic holiday, which marks the 10th day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca wherein Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrificing his son and signifies mankind’s obedience to God.

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Under Republic Act 9849, Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is declared a national holiday.

Eid’l Adha is one of two Islamic Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate.

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The other is Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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