Maulidin Nabi, a Muslim Holiday on 26 February
Friday, February 26, 2010 is a Muslim Holiday, in observance of Maulidin Nabi or birthday of Proplet Mohammad (Peace be upon him), corresponding to the 12th day of Rab’ ul Awwal, 1430 Hijra.
This, according to Memorandum No. OMMA2010-FEB-IGST-0020 to the City Government Employees of General Santos City, signed by Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr.
The letter states that “Per Presidential Decree No. 1083 and Section 4 of the Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 81-1277, in Regions 9 and 12, offices and agencies of the national and local government are closed, therefore, Muslims and non-Muslims are all excused from work.“
The Memo is dated February 19, 2010 and was released after a letter from the Office Of Muslim Affairs Field Director Guialil R. Kanda informing the Mayor of the holiday.
This then gives everyone an excuse to go out and party on Friday, February 26 which incidentally is the eve of the Kalilangan 2010 Festival.