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Philippines 2021 Eid'l Adha Public Holiday July 20

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021


Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has declared Tuesday, July 20, 2021, as a public holiday in the Philippines in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in the Proclamation No.1189, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

As per the aforementioned Proclamation No.1189, "The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that 20 July 2021 be declared a national holiday, in observance of Eid’l Adha".

Last summer (2020-08-03), President Duterte had signed Proclamation No.986, s.2020 which listed the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the then upcoming calendar year 2021, 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.

These 2 Muslim public holidays had been 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).

As for the Eid’l Adha, also referred to as Alhamdulillah, after a few misfires (2010-01-04, 2009-10-30, 2009-09-01, 2009-07-18), 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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