November 16, 2010 has been declared a holiday by Malacanang today to celebrate the Muslim feast of Eid’l Adha. As Nov. 16 falls on a Tuesday, this doesn’t qualify as a long weekend holiday, but at least the day off is still something that students, state and private sector workers will enjoy 😀
The holiday announcement was made possible through Proclamation No. 60 signed by President Aquino.
Eid’l Adha is recognized under the law as a national holiday by virtue of Republic Act 9849. The date for the celebration of this holiday is movable, depending on the lunar cycle.
Earlier, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) headed by Secretary Bai Omera D. Dianalan Lucman recommended to Malacañang the declaration of the Nov. 16, saying the Islamic event is celebrated for at least three days in Arab and Muslim countries.
The remaining 2010 holidays are the following:
Bonifacio Day – exact date of observance is November 30
Christmas Eve – December 24 (additional special non-working day)
Christmas Day – December 25
New Year’s Eve – December 31 ( last day of the year)
Rizal Day – exact date is December 30
November 16 is National Philippine Holiday says
Wow. It’s a nice holiday. I will apply for a leave on Monday so that I have 4 days vacation. Very nice though.
sana monday na lng.. mas mganda pa nung si gloria.. para long weekend naman..
Elna Sarsalejo says
mas maganda pa nga na may holiday tayo, kayo talaga magrereklamo kau pag di ideclare na holiday, nagun naman nagdeclare ng holiday eh mamimili pa kayo ng day para holiday, naman ooohhhh
is dec 24 declared na under proclamation? where can i read? i seem cannot find it sa gov.ph
seems no proclamation is needed for this holiday January 😉
bakit sabi in-announce n monday ang gnwang wlang pasok???? ano b tlga???????????
more holidays more bonding with family .. enjoy!
it depends upon the administration..we people could easily adapt to any changes and we do have nothing to do but to obey…