Nairobi,KENYA: The Government has declared Monday next week a public holiday to mark Eid-ul-Adha festival.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery announced the holiday in Friday’s copy of the Kenyan Gazette.
Eid al-Adha, also called the “Sacrifice Feast” or “Bakr-Eid”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.
Eidd-ul-Adha is a day set aside for Muslims who are celebrating end of Hajj.
Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims.
Only physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, are urged to mark the fete.