November 7, 2011 was declared as a regular holiday by the Philippines government through Proclamation no. 276 series of 2011. Malacañang made the announcement in observance of the Muslim celebration of Eid’l Adha. The regular holiday on November 7 is declared throughout the country.
Eid’l Adha is a religious Muslim holiday celebration being practiced around the world.
The recent declaration by Malacanang will give another long weekend to Filipino workers. Earlier, Malacanang declared October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) as special non-working holidays.
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.