Proclamation 1189 Declaring 20 July 2021 as Eid’l Adha HolidayAtty Elvin
The tenth day of Zhul Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, was hereby declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Adha. Ed’l Adha is a tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca wherein Mulims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice and signifies mankind’s obedience to God.
Section 2 of R.A. 9849 amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order No. 292, otherwise known as “The Administrative Code of 1987”, as amended including Eid’l Adha among the Regular Holidays. It is considered as a movable date.
Under Proclamation No. 986, 30 July 2020, the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Adha shall be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To such end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is tasked to inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.
Hence, on 15 July 2021 the Malacañang issued Proclamation No. 1189 stating that the NCMF has recommended 20 July 2021 as a national holiday in observance and celebration of Eid’l Adha.
See PDF copy of Proclamation No. 1189 (Original file not mine) below: