Zamboanga City, Philippines – September 11, 2018, Tuesday, is Amun Jadid or Islamic New Year, a special non-working holiday in select provinces and cities in Mindanao. It is declared as Muslim legal holiday.
Said declaration from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos is pursuant to Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1083, otherwise known as “Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines.”
Amun Jadid this year falls on September 11 this year, which corresponds to Muharram 1, 1440 Hijra. It is observed in the following provinces:
- Province of Basilan
- Lanao del Norte
- Lanao del Sur
- North Cotabato
- Sultan Kudarat
- Zamboanga del Sur
- Zamboanga del Norte
It is also observed in the following cities:
Other Muslim government officials and employees located in places not mentioned above shall also be excused from reporting from office in order that they may celebrate Amun Jadid.