June 17 declared as regular holiday nationwide

FEAST OF SACRIFICE. In this file photo, Muslims gather at the Plaza Independencia in downtown Cebu City early Saturday morning, July 9, 2022, to hold morning prayers in observance of Eid’l Adha.
FEAST OF SACRIFICE. In this file photo, Muslims gather at the Plaza Independencia in downtown Cebu City early Saturday morning, July 9, 2022, to hold morning prayers in observance of Eid’l Adha.Photo by Cebu City Public Information Office

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has declared June 17, 2024, Monday, as a regular holiday.

On behalf of Marcos, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin signed on June 4, Proclamation 579, declaring June 17 as a regular holiday across the country to give way for the observance of Eid’l Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, one of the two major feasts of Islam.

The National Commission on Filipinos made the recommendation based on the 1445 Hijrah Islamic Lunar Calendar. (TPM/SunStar Philippines)

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