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Is July 9 a holiday in the Philippines?


Short answer — yes. Early today, Malacanang declared July 9, 2022 (Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) as a regular holiday in the Philippines.

The announcement was made through Proclamation No. 2, signed by Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez.

The proclamation mentions Republic Act No. 9849 declared the Tenth day of Zhul Hijja, the Twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha (Eid’l Adha), with a movable date.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos also recommended July 9, 2022, Saturday, be declared a national holiday in observance of the Feast of Sacrifice.

“Now, therefore, I, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Saturday, 09 July 2022, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha,” the proclamation states.

The festival is one of the two great feasts of Islam, along with Eid’l Fitr, a celebration that commemorates the end of Ramadan.

Eid’l Adha marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

The celebration will last for four days, celebrating the end of Hajj rituals being performed by pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

See the official proclamation no 2 below:

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– WhatALife!

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Also read: Is Eid Al-Fitr, May 3, 2022, a holiday? Malacañang official announcement

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