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Monday to be public holiday

By Vicky Wandawa

Added 8th September 2016 04:28 PM

It is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Idd-El-Fitri.

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It is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Idd-El-Fitri.

PICTURE:  The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje shares a light moment with Muslim faithful after Eid al-Fitr prayers at Old Kampala Mosque on July 6, 2016. Photo/File


This Monday, September 12 will be a public holiday. According to an official announcement from the ministry of information, communication and technology, the public holiday, to be observed throughout Uganda is to celebrate Eid Aduha, also called the "Sacrifice Feast" or "Bakr-Eid".

It is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Idd-El-Fitri.

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

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