Interior CS Fred Matiang'i [File, Standard]

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has declared Tuesday, July 20, 2021, a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Adha.

Also known as Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast), the feast is celebrated to honour the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah.

Allah provided a sheep for Ibrahim to sacrifice instead.

During the feast, Muslims re-enact Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram.

The family will then eat about a third of the meal a third goes to friends and relatives, and the remaining third is donated to the poor and needy.

It often falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.

As the exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date may vary among countries.