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Tuesday is a public holiday

Government has declared Tuesday, August 21 as a public holiday.

This is to mark Eid-ul Adha.

A short statement released by the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, on Wednesday said the day “should be observed as such throughout the country”.

Eid-ul Adha, the second of two Islamic holidays, is the festival of sacrifice for Muslims.

It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah.


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