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Friday 1st September Declared Public Holiday

The General Public is hereby reminded that Friday, 1st September, 2017, which marks EIDUL-ADHA, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.

Eid al-Adha, also called the “Sacrifice Feast”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.

It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command.

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The General Public is hereby reminded that Friday, 1st September, 2017, which marks EIDUL-ADHA, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.

Signed:

AMBROSE DERY (MP)

MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR

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