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Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday July 31

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has declared Friday, July 31, 2020, as a public holiday in the Philippines in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in the Proclamation No. 985, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

Last autumn (2019-11-16), Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 845, s. 2019 which listed the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the then upcoming calendar year 2020, and included 2 slots to be filled-in for the Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) and Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays added to the list of Philippines public holidays over the past decade.

The Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) made its way into the annual list of Philippines annual public holidays, over a few years in the early 2000s (2004-10-25, 2003-11-11, 2002-01-23, 2001-12-08, 2001-11-05).

Initially, until a decade ago (2009-04-05), the Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) was only celebrated as a regional public holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). In the following couple of years, there was a lot of misfires (2010-01-04, 2009-10-30, 2009-09-01, 2009-07-18), before Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), finally signed into law Republic Act 9849 declaring the tenth day of Zhul-Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, a national non-working public holiday to coincide with the annual observance of Eidul Adha (2010-01-04).

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