August 21 declared a holiday for Eid’l Adha

Pia Ranada
August 21 declared a holiday for Eid’l Adha
August 21 is also the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr, a public holiday as well

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte declared Tuesday, August 21, as a regular holiday in honor of Eid’l Adha, Islam’s Feast of Sacrifice.

Duterte signed Proclamation No. 556 on Wednesday, August 15, declaring the holiday.


August 21 is also the 35th death anniversary of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr, whose assassination in 1983 at an airport tarmac helped spark the People Power Revolution.

His death anniversary is an annual public holiday. (READ: LIST: 2018 Philippine Holidays–

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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at