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January 24 Muslim Holidays in the Philippines (Maulid-un-Nabi)

The Muslim minorities in the Philippines have been inquiring whether January 24 is a holiday in the Philippines. We have researched for Presidential Decrees released by the National Government.

According to the provisions of the Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1083, otherwise known as the Code of Muslim Personal Laws in the Philippines, January 24, 2013 is declared as a non-working Muslim Holiday called as Maulid-un-Nabi or Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.).

Related Article: Official Holidays of the Philippines for 2013

Pursuant to the provisions, Muslim holidays are officially observed in the Provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.

The cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian and Zamboanga were also part of the Januray 24, Muslim Holiday.

Under PD No. 1083, all Muslim government officials and employees in places other than those enumerated above shall also be excused from reporting to office in order for them to be able to observe the Muslim Holiday.

Jan 23 Muslim Holidays


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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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