Eid’l Adha 2021 Holiday in the Philippines: Official Announcement

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On Thursday, July 15, President Rodrigo Duterte has officially declared July 20 a national holiday for Eid’l Adha as recommended by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

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Eid Al-Adha is the second of the largest Muslim festivals worldwide, marking the Hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca. Like Eid al-Fitr, it is distinguished by the performance of communal prayer at daybreak on its first day. It begins on the 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, and continues for an additional three days (though the Muslim use of a lunar calendar means that it may occur during any season of the year).

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During the Eid Al-Adha, families that can afford to sacrifice a ritually acceptable animal (sheep, goat, camel, or cow) do so and then divide the flesh equally among themselves, the poor, and friends and neighbours.

In addition, Eid Al-Adha is a time for visiting with friends and family and for exchanging gifts. 



However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Muslim community is expected to observe community quarantine protocols and physical distancing measures. – WhatALife.ph


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Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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