September 1 declared holiday in Ghana to allow Muslims feast

Friday, September 1, 2017 has been declared a statutory public holiday in Ghana as Muslims in the country join others in the world to celebrate the second Muslim holidays in the year.

Eidul-Adha is one of the holiest celebrations in the Islamic calendar and marks the sacrifices made to God.
During the feast, Muslims show kindness to friends, family and the needy.

Muslims honour the Eid al-Adha as the time Ibrahim – known as Abraham to Jews and Christians – was going to sacrifice his son Isaac but was ordered by God to kill an animal instead.

The celebration symbolise Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah and they mark the end of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca which thousands of Muslims all over the world embark on.

A statement signed and issued Thursday by the Interior Minister asked all Ghanaians to observe the day as public holiday.


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