(Reference: NCMF Central Office 2011-1432H Calendar)
MUSLIM HOLIDAYS OBSERVED NATIONWIDE (RA 9849 and RA 9177)
Eid' ul Adha - Feast of sacrifice (10th day of Dul Al-Hijjah) - RA9849
Eid' ul Fitr - Culmination of the fasting month of Ramadhan (1st day of Shawal) - RA9177
MUSLIM HOLIDAYS OBSERVED IN SPECIFIC AREAS (Presidential Decree No. 1083 or The Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines)
Amun Jadid - Islamic New Year (1st day of Muharam)
Isra Wal Miraj - Night Journey and Ascension of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) (27th day of Rajab)
Mauldin Nabi - Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (12th day of Rabia 1)
Presidential Decree No. 1083 or The Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines Specifically provides that the following holidays shall be officially observed in the Provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and in the cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian, and Zamboanga and in such other Muslim provinces and cities as may be created (PD1083)
Art. 170(2) of PD1083 further states that "Upon proclamation by the President of the Philippines, Muslim holidays may also be officially observed in other provinces and cities."
Art. 172 also stated that:
All Muslim government officials and employees in places other than those enumerated under Article 170 shall also be excused from reporting to office in order that they may be able to observe Muslim Holidays
The President of the Philippines may, by proclamation, require private offices, agencies or establishments to excuse their Muslim employees from reporting for work during a Muslim holiday without reduction in their usual compensation.
OTHER MUSLIM HOLIDAYS (Not Recognized Officially)
Ashura - Islamic Thanksgiving Day (10th day of Muharram)
Awwal Ramadhan - First Day of Fasting (1st day of Ramadhan)
Nisfu Sha'aban - Islamic All Souls Day (15th day of Sha'aban)
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