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Idd-ul-Adha: Matiang'i declares Monday July 11, 2022 a public holiday

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 Interior CS Fred Matiang'i [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, July 11, 2022, a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Adha.

"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 Co-ordination of National Government declares Monday, 11th July, 2022 a public holiday marking Idd–ul –Adha," reads the Gazette Notice dated July 8, 2022.

Also known as Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast), the feast is celebrated to honour the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac as an act of obedience to God's command.

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 between countries.

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