With our very recent post today on September 9 being a non-working holiday in the province of Cebu to honor former Cebu Governor and late President of the Philippines, Sergio Osmena, Sr., the PROCLAMATION NO. 56 , s. 2016 was also announced earlier that September 12 is also a holiday for the Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
September 12, a regular holiday; Eid’L Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES·TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
DECLARING MONDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2016, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)
WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha 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;
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that the observance of Eid’l Adha be on 12 September 2016;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 12 September 2016, as a regular holiday throughout the country in 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 in the City of Manila, this 5th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
By the President:
(Sgd). SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
*This article about the PROCLAMATION NO. 56 , s. 2016 was published here; source: The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines Facebook account.