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Pinoy Holidays : Palace Declares November 16, 2010 as a National Holiday in Celebration of Eid'l Adha

Proclamation No. 60


MALACAÑANG
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES


DECLARING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN CELEBRATION OF EID’L-ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, RA 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feast of Islam;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has confirmed that the feast of Eid’l Adha falls on November 16, 2010;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, November 16, 2010 as a national holiday 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 9th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III


By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary


Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines






What is Eid al-Adha?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) or "Eid-u'z-Zuha" "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God's command). In traditional or agrarian settings, each family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a cow, sheep, goat, or camel, by slaughter. The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family retains one third of the share, another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor & needy.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) ayah 196 in the Qur'an. Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Wajib prayer of two Raka'ah followed by a sermon (khuṭbah).

The word "Eid" appears in Sura al-Mai'da ("The Table Spread," Chapter 5) of the Qur'an, meaning 'solemn festival'.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah (ذو الحجة) of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after pilgrims on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan, i.e. Eid-ul-Fitr. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.





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16 comments :

Axl said...

ikaw na.. ikaw na mabilis sa balita heheh :D
:D
peace :D

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@axl-of course! kelangan updated sa mga araw na walang pasok... hahaha!!!

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

wow.. Good news to :)

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@Midnight Driver-yes indeed!!! more time to sleep on Tuesday... at pwedeng mag-puyat sa monday...hahaha!!!

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

hehehe.. tama.. sakto pa, leave ako ng wed. hehe!

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@midnight driver - ang swerte mo naman... i-leave mo na rin ang monday para super long weekend ka... hahaha!!! thanks po... =D

Renz said...

WALANG PASOK YUHOO :]
haha
thanks for the additional infos about the festival kuya. apa AHA ako :]
And thanks for the info. dito ko to una nabasa.
So, tuesday is a blogging day! :]

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@Renz-masayang masaya ka ah! daming time para makapag-blog... hehehe!!!

BEA said...

ayuz! holiday! hindi ko alam yan kung di ako pumunta dito. hindi na ako nanonood ng news. hay. :) came here from marco's blog. :)

Bino said...

yehey!!! may work ako nun eh. 130 % lang ba yun o double pay ?

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@Bea-thanks po... at least informative pala ang blog ko... hehehe!!!

@Bino-i guess it's double pay, national holiday naman kc... 30% is for special holidays lang... =D

Angel said...

Sayang, late ang announcement. Di tuloy ako nakapagplano for this :)

eMPi said...

Salamat sa pag share nito. :D

Walang pasok pero papasok ako... haha!

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@Angel - pwede pa naman mag plan... i-leave mo nalang sa ofis (if you're working) ang monday... hahaha!!!

@Empi - hahaha!!! ako hindi papasok... yun nga lang, kala ko may gimik ako, wala pala... hehehe!!!

HaLoJiN said...

ambilis naman sa blta ni kuya merz hehe..absent aq nung isang araw ai..hehe wala b tayong adventure nyan? Holiday oh hehe
-halojin

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@Halojin- basta mga araw na holiday, eh mabilis talaga ako dyan.. ako nga tanungan ng mga ofismate/friends ko kung kelan ang holidays eh... hahaha!!!

wala pa plans eh... gagawa pa lang... hahaha!

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