ARMM comprises the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi and the cities of Marawi and Lamitan.
There are 11 ARMM holidays, one of which, Eid’l Fitr, the end of Ramadan, is a national holiday.
Under PD 1083, the holidays are Amun Jadid (New Year) which falls on the first day of the first lunar month of Muharram; Maulidid-Un Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) which falls on the 12th day of the third lunar month of Rabi-ul Awwal; L ailatul Isra Wal Mira (Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of Prophet Mohammad) which falls on the 27th day of the seventh
lunar month of Rajab; E id-ul-Fitr (Harirary Puasa) which falls on the 1st day of the tenth lunar month of Shawwal; commemorating the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Adha (Hariraya Hadji) – falls on the 10th day of the twelfth lunar month of Dhul-Hijja.
Eid-ul-Fitr has been declared a national holiday under RA 9177 passed in 2002. This year it is around September 20, depending on the sighting of the moon.
Eid-ul-Adha or the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice this year falls on November 27.
Under MMA 17, the holidays are : Ashura which falls on the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram; Nisfu Sha’ban which falls on the 15th day of the eight lunar month of Sha’ban; Bangsamoro Freedom Day on March 18; Sheik Karimul Makhdum Day on November 7, ARMM anniversary on November 19 and Shariff Kabunsuan Day on December 19.
This year, there will be three holidays in the ARMM in November – on the 7th, 19th and 27th. (MindaNews)