The government has declared Monday, 11th of July, a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Adha.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, in a gazette notice published on 8th July 2022, noted that it is in line with section 3 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 110).
“It is notified for the general information of the public that in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 110), the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government declares Monday, the 11th of July,2022 a public holiday marking Idd-ul-Adha,” the gazette notice read.
The holiday, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is another crucial day in the Islam calendar, it commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son Ismael to Allah.
Muslims celebrate this holiday by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat between family, friends, and the poor.
It usually starts with Muslims attending Mosques for prayers, in order to thank Allah for all the blessings they have received.
It is not only a time they visit family and friends, but also a time to give money to charity, so that the less fortunate can celebrate, too.