On the day he declared a holiday in honor of Eid'l Adha, President Rodrigo Duterte hoped for peace and unity to allow diversity of faiths.
Today is Eid ul Adha, also spelt Eid al Adha, the holiest of the two Eid celebrations.
In the village of Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, it marks the day, millions of pilgrims perform the symbolic stoning of the devil. One is for family, friends and neighbours, the second part is distributed among the poor and the needy, and the last part is retained for immediate family.More news: Battlefield V Beta Starts September 4
They traditionally slaughter sheep for the three-day festival, a tribute to the Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice of a lamb after God spared Ishmael, his son. It is also when Hajj, a pilgrimage which all able-bodied Muslims are required to complete once in their lives, takes place.
It occurs between the 8th and 12th day of the last month of the Islamic calendar, the Dhu al-Hijjah which is based on lunar events. God's command was a test to see if the Prophet would follow his command. The festival is celebrated by the 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe. The day before, Muslims are encouraged to fast. Some Muslims observe this Eid for three days.
Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha this week.More news: Dimitar Berbatov urges Red Devils fans not to panic after Brighton defeat
What is the difference between Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha? To greet a Muslim on this day, simply say "Eid Mubarak".
Once again, the party wishes Muslims a happy Eid-al-Adha celebration and also calls on them to use this solemn occasion to pray for the nation and in particular, our hardworking President, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and the government. You are invited to attend the morning prayer and the celebrations immediately following.More news: Australia boosts aid by AUS$1.8 billion for drought-hit farmers