The government has declared Wednesday a public holiday for muslims to mark Eid-Ul-Adha.


The announcement was made by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki in a special gazette notice.

“It is notified for the general information of the public that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (2) and part II of the Schedule, as read with section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, the 28th June, 2023, shall be a public holiday to mark Eid-Ul-Adha (Idd-Ul-Azha),” he gazette notice read.

The say is used to mark the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims.

The Mecca pilgrimage is a mandatory religious duty for the religion’s faithfuland must be carried out at least once in one’s lifetime by all adult Muslims.

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