Palace declares October 15 a regular holiday



President Benigno Aquino III has signed a proclamation declaring October 15, Tuesday, as a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Adha.

During a press briefing on Friday, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino signed the proclamation on Thursday.

“Kahapon po ito napirmahan ng Pangulo at pinoproseso pa ho kaya wala pa ho siyang proclamation number. Mamaya po ibaba po natin agad kapag nabigay na po iyong kumpletong dokumento mula ho sa office ni Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.,” she said.

According to the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Diversity Calendar, Eid-al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It concludes the Pilgrimmage to Mecca and lasts for three days, marking Ibraham’s (Abraham’s) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his own son.

“The feast re-enacts Ibrahim’s obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram. The family eats about a third of the meal and donates the rest to the poor,” it said. — Kimberly Jane Tan/KBK, GMA News

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