Kenyans Celebrate as Govt Declares Monday July 11 a Holiday

By Mwanahabari Reporter

The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, July 11, a public holiday to mark the Islamic festival of Idd–ul –Adha.

The gazette notice read: “IT IS notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3 as read with section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 110), the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government declares Monday, 11th July, 2022 a public holiday marking Idd–ul –Adha. Dated the 8th July, 2022.”

The celebration is also known as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice. 

It is also known as Eid al-Adha, Eid ul Adha, Id-ul-Azha, Id-ul-Zuha, Hari Raya Haji or Bakr-id.

The festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice everything for God.

It’s exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date may vary between countries.

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