The federal government has announced on Wednesday (July 31) the Eid ul Azha holidays which will effect from August 12 to 15. The interior ministry has issued the notification in this connection.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, however, Saturday, August 17, will be a working day. It is likely Eid ul Azha will fall on August 12, Monday.
Last month, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had announced that this year, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, Aug 12. The announcement was made on the basis of a scientific lunar calendar launched by the ministry in June in order to end controversies over the sighting of the moon for Islamic months.
Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-ul-Azha in remembrance of the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice the life of his son for Allah (SWT). Believers sacrifice animals, distribute the meat among the poor and needy, and relatives, followed by festivities and greetings.
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