Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has confirmed July 20 as a public holiday to mark Eid al -Adha.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that in the 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 Co-ordination of National Government declares that Tuesday, 20th July 2021 shall be a public holiday to mark Eid al-Adha, 2021,” the CS declared in a gazette today.
Eid al Adha is an Islamic ceremony to honour the willingness of Ibrahim to obey God’s command to sacrifice his son.
The celebration takes place at the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and lasts for four days.
During this period family and friends congregate for feasts, gift-giving and prayers.
By Everlyne Bosibori