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Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwire

Government Announces Eid al-Adha Holiday

posted onJuly 19, 2021
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Uganda will tomorrow, July 20, observe the Eid al-Adha holiday, the ministry of public service announced.

"The Honourable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that Tuesday 20th July 2021 is Eid Adhuha [sic] and will be observed as a Public Holiday throughout Uganda," Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwire, the ministry's permanent secretary said in a statement.

According to the statement, the day will be observed and celebrated from home due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Eid al-Adha, Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice, is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam, according to a Wikipedia entry.

It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God's command, the entry says.

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