Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiangi has declared Friday, July 31 a public holiday to celebrate Idd-ul-Azha.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that in 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 Friday, the 31st July, 2020, shall be a public holiday,” he said on Wednesday.
Matiang’i said the celebrations must adhere to the Covid-19 rules.
“All ceremonies in celebration of Idd will be marked with minimal person to person contact and in strict and full compliance with the guidelines…” he said.
“We wish to take this opportunity to wish our muslim brothers and sisters around the world and all those of other beliefs who will join them in celebrating Idd.”
Id ul Azha also the ‘Feast of Sacrifice‘ is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.
This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice everything for God.
Id-ul-Azha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.