President Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 20 a regular holiday to celebrate Eid’l Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.

Duterte declared the date a holiday through Proclamation No. 1189, which was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Friday.

It was the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos that recommended the declaration of the national holiday.

“The observance of Eid’l Adha shall be subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures,” the proclamation read.

Eid’l Adha is the second of the two great Muslim celebrations.

It commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as ordered by Allah.

It is usually celebrated for four days. John Ezekiel J. Hirro