The Kenyan government has announced Friday, 31st July as a public holiday, to help Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Azha.
In a statement sent to the public, the government, through the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination signed by Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i, said the day will be a public holiday.
“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 of July 202, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Azha, 2020, “read the statement.
Idd-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son. It also marks the end of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. It is one of the two Idd celebrations, Idd-ul-Adha and Idd-ul-Fitr, and is often considered the holier of the two