Malacanang has declared October 6 as a regular holiday through Proclamation 875, in celebration of the feast of the Eid’l Adha.
The Eid’l Adha is being celebrated by Muslims out of respect for Ibrahim for following the word of Allah.
Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. The date of the festival was determined based on the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) through the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body.
According to Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Usec. Abigail Valte, the Eid’l Adha aims to give way for a better relationship between Christians and Muslims in the country.
This is also the last day for the Hajj or Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Based on the existing labor policy, an employee will receive 100 percent of his regular day pay even if he or she doesn’t report to work on the said date, as long as he will be present or was on leave on the workday preceding the holiday.