Proclamation No. 985 Eidul Adha July 31, 2020 Regular Holiday PDFAtty Elvin
Proclamation No. 985 was issued by Malacañang on July 29, 2020, declaring July 31, 2020 as a national holiday in observance of Eidul Adha based on the recommendation of the NCMF.
This completes Proclamation No. 845 which on November 15, 2019 declared, among others, Eid’l Adha, as a national holiday. View the PDF file of Proclamation No. 845 here.
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 Eidul Adha among the Regular Holidays. It is considered as a movable date.
Under Proclamation No. 845, 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.
The tenth day of Zhul Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, was hereby declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha. Eidul 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.
Below is the PDF copy of Proclamation No. 985 (Original file not mine):