Legarda Joins the Filipino Muslim Community in celebration of Eidul Adha

July 31, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Representative of the Lone of District of Antique expressed solidarity with Filipino Muslims as she encouraged everyone, regardless of religion or belief, to share in the celebration of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice or the Eidul Adha.

“I wish to convey my heartfelt greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of this year’s Eidul Adha. As the whole nation commemorates this significant celebration of the Muslim community, I enjoin non-Muslim Filipinos to take time and reflect on the virtues that this feast signifies so that we can develop better understanding of the Islamic Faith and foster harmony and respect among Filipinos regardless of religious and spiritual beliefs,” Legarda said.

Legarda authored Republic Act No. 9849, which decrees that the tenth day of Zhul Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar shall be a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha. The Eidul Adha signifies the end of the Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca wherein Muslims pay homage to the Prophet Ibrahim’s supreme act of sacrifice.

“May this meaningful day continue to guide our Muslim brethren in strengthening their spiritual dedication and faith especially during this difficult times,” Legarda concluded.#