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November 16 declares a national holiday

by on Nov.11, 2010, under Breaking News, Culture, General

The nation will observe one of Islam’s major feasts, the Eid”I Adha or the feast of sacrifice as declared by the president of the Philippine. the president declares November 16 a non-working national holiday in celebration of Eid”I Adha, which is the tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca, when Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice. The feast signifies mankind’s obedience to God. The other major Islamic feast is the Eid’I Fitr, which the first day is making the end of the 30 day fasting period of Ramadan. During the Eid”I Adha general assemblies are expected to be conducted in mosques for early morning prayers along with the ceremonial Jum’at prayers which are usually done on Fridays. This year the declaration states the National Commission on Muslim Filipino’s has confirmed that the feast falls on November 16 2010. The Eid’I Adha used to be a regional holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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