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WalangPasok: Non-Working Holiday on February 8 2024, only in selected provinces and cities

Non-Working Holiday on February 8 2024

In the Philippines, people come from many different cultures and follow various religions. One important part of the culture for some Filipinos is Islam, and there are special Muslim holidays that are very important. But, not every place in the Philippines celebrates these holidays the same way. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos says that only certain places officially celebrate Muslim holidays.

Here’s a list of the places where Muslim holidays are officially recognized:

  • Basilan
  • Cotabato
  • Iligan
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Maguindanao
  • Marawi
  • North Cotabato
  • Pagadian
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sulu
  • Tawi-Tawi
  • Zamboanga
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur

These areas have a lot of Muslim people, and Islamic traditions are a big part of life here. On February 8th, for example, there’s a Muslim holiday that these places will celebrate. Schools, offices, and businesses might close so everyone can join in. It’s a special day with prayers, gatherings, and fun events that bring the community together.

This shows that the Philippines respects and celebrates its different cultures and religions. For people who are not Muslim or who are visiting, these holidays are a great chance to learn about and enjoy Muslim traditions.

In short, celebrating Muslim holidays in certain parts of the Philippines shows how diverse and welcoming the country is. It’s a way to make sure everyone’s traditions are honored and enjoyed.