Local officials convened in a meeting with leaders of the Muslim community on how they could celebrate Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice on Tuesday in accordance to the minimum public health standards against COVID-19.
Among the officials present are Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas, Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores and City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla, who reiterated the need to follow the health protocols as the city is under the General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restrictions.
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 20, 2021 a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice “subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures.”
Eid’l Adha marks the culmination of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, but is celebrated by Muslims throughout the world.
Like Eid’l Fitr, it is distinguished by the performance of communal prayer at daybreak on its first day.