September 1 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang declared Friday, September 1, a regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Adha.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation 297 on Tuesday, August 29, setting the holiday.
Under Republic Act 9849, Eid'l Adha, one of Islam's two major feasts along with Eid'l Fitr, shall be declared a regular holiday.
The declaration of the holiday is based on the Islamic Calendar. This year, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos determined that Eid'l Adha be observed on September 1.
This holiday declaration creates another long weekend in the calendar this year (Friday, September 1-Sunday, September 3).
Check the complete list of 2017 holidays here. – Rappler.com