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Matiang’i Declares Tuesday A Public Holiday

by Musa Abdirahman

Tuesday July 20, 2021 has been declared a public holiday.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i through a gazette notice number 7147 dated July 16, 2021 said the day will be used to mark Idd-Ul-Adha.

“It is notified for the general information of the public that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (2), as read with section 3 of the public holidays act, the cabinet secretary for interior and coordination of national government declares that Tuesday, 20th July, 2021 shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Adha, 2021,” reads the notice.

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Idd-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son.

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It also marks the end of 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.

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