Monday 11th Declared A Public Holiday

Monday 11th Declared A Public Holiday
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Monday 11th Declared A Public Holiday

Interior CS Fred Matiangí has declared Monday 11th July 2022 a public holiday to mark Idd–ul –Adha in a  Gazette notice dated 8th July 2022.

CS Matiangí said, “It is notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3 as read with section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 110), the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares Monday, 11th July, 2022 a public holiday marking Idd–ul –Adha.”

Idd-ul-Adha simply translates to ‘Holiday of the Sacrifice’ and is the second and biggest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam the other being Eid al-Fitr.

Monday 11th Declared A Public Holiday

It honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah’s command.

However, before he could sacrifice his son, Allah provided him with a lamb that he was supposed to kill in his son’s place because of his willingness to sacrifice his own son in the name of God.

In commemoration of this intervention, animals are ritually slaughtered.

One-third of their meat is consumed by the family which offers the animal, while the rest of the meat is distributed to the poor and the needy.

Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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