November 7, 2011 Is A Regular Non-Working Holiday
November 7, 2011 Declared As A Holiday
Here's another good news for the students and most especially to the employees who work their butt off everyday.
Malacanang Palace declared November 7, 2011 as a regular non-working holiday in celebration of the Eidul Adha or Feast of Sacrifice, one of the major religious feasts in Islam.
This is a hot news which was just released earlier today via Proclamation number 276 which Philippine President Benigno Noynoy PNoy Aquino III signed yesterday.
The first week of November really has a lot of rest days for all Filipino living in the country. It can be recalled that the president earlier declared the October 31 of this year as a special non-working holiday that created a four days vacation for the students and three days off for the employees.
The Philippine’s National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on November 7, 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer on November 6, 2011.
Eidul Adha is the second largest Islamic festival celebrated by Filipino Muslims in the country.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 276
DECLARING MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2011, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;
WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;
WHEREAS, the date of the festival based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body is on 6 November 2011;
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 7 November 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer held on 6 November 2011;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 7 November 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.