Bangsamoro gov’t declares Nov. 7 a special holiday in BARMM

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Bangsamoro autonomous government declared November 7 a special public holiday throughout the region in observance of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day.

“Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim declares November 7 (Monday) a Special Public Holiday throughout the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in observance of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day,” the autonomous government said in its official Facebook page on Thursday.

The holiday commemorates the arrival and establishment of Islam in the country when a group of Arabian missionaries led by Makhdum docked in the island of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi to build what is considered to be the first-ever mos…

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