(Monday) June 17, 2024  — Eid’l Adha Celebrated as National Holiday in the Philippines

The Philippines will celebrate Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, as a national holiday on Monday, June 17th, 2024. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. signed Proclamation No. 579 on June 4th to mark this important occasion for the Muslim community.

Eid’l Adha follows the Islamic lunar calendar, and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended this date for the national holiday. 

“Now, therefore I, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.. President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 17 June 2024, a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of  Eid’l Adha,” — Proclamation No. 579

Many cultures and religions celebrate holidays throughout the year. As employers, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace means recognizing and respecting these important occasions for your team members.

Here are some key tips to ensure a smooth holiday experience for everyone:

  • Communicate Early & Openly (Informational):  Create a company calendar highlighting upcoming holidays and their significance to different cultures or religions. Include this calendar in your employee handbook or HRIS for seamless and easy access.
  • Embrace Flexibility (Transactional):  Accommodate requests for time off or adjustments to work schedules whenever possible, especially for major religious holidays or cultural observances.  Consider offering flexible work arrangements or remote work options to facilitate participation in holiday traditions.
  • Promote Understanding (Informational):   Encourage open communication and respect for different religious practices and traditions. Organize educational workshops or lunch-and-learn sessions to share information about diverse holidays, fostering empathy and connection within your team.
  • Offer Simple Greetings (Informational):  A thoughtful greeting or acknowledgement of a team member’s holiday can go a long way in showing respect and inclusion.  Train managers on basic greetings in different languages for common holidays.

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