Inside Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, July 11, as a public holiday on the occasion of Idd-ul-Adha.
According to Islamic teachings, Idd- ul-Adha ul-Adha (the Festival of Slaughter) takes place on the 10th day of the third month after Ramadan.
Idd-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival commemorating Abraham’s willingness to obey Allah’s sacrificial command obey his son.
It also marks the end of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
It is one of the two Idd celebrations, Idd-ul – Adha and Idd-ul-Fitr and is often considered the holier of the two.
During the festival, Muslims around the world gather to commemorate one of the holiest days in the religious calendar celebrate.