Government has announced Tuesday, July 20, as a Statutory Public Holiday.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior said the holiday is to mark the Eid-ul-Adha festivities.
“The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, 20th July, 2021 which marks Eid-ul-Adha, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on Thursday, July 15, said.
Eid-ul-Adha (‘Festival of Sacrifice’) is one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. The festival remembers the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.