President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Friday, 31 July, a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.
Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque said the declaration was made through Presidential Proclamation No. 985.
Eid’l Adha is a major Muslim feast which commemorates the sacrifice made by Abraham in obedience to Allah’s command.
It also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the fifth pillar of Islam.