On October 26, we will join our Muslim brothers and sisters as they celebrate EID AL ADHA or the Feast of the Sacrifice. This is the second and last Eid feast that is celebrated by the Muslims every year, the first one being EID AL FITR.
This religious holiday celebrated by the Muslims worldwide is in honor of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael as to obey God’s will.
The dates of the feast differ each year as it falls on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of the last Islamic month called Dhu al-Hijjah.
Eid AL ADHA is observed after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to the Makkah or Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This pilgrimage is a duty of each Muslim and should be done at least once during their lifetime.
October 26, 2012 is announced by President Noynoy Aquino as a National Holiday by virtue of Republic Act 9849.