Another long weekend in the Philippines is coming up! Yesterday, President Benigno Aquino signed Proclamation No. 488, s. 2012, DECLARING FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE).
Celebrated after the Hajj or the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Eid-Ul-Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. It commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God.
Click here for the full copy of the proclamation.
For the list of 2012 Philippine Holidays and Long-weekend Schedule, click here
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