ISLAMABAD: Federal government has notified five-day Eid ul Adha holidays in the country, contrary to a proposal from the cabinet division that suggested a three-day holiday, ARY NEWS reported.
According to a notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Eid ul Adha holidays will be from July 08 to July 12.
Previously, the Cabinet Division sent the summary to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to get his approval for the holidays of Eid ul Adha festival.
The Cabinet Division has suggested observing the Eid ul Adha holidays for three days from July 10 to 12. The summary was sent to PM Shehbaz Sharif for its final approval.
Eid ul Adha festival will be celebrated across Pakistan on July 10 (Sunday), Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad announced on Wednesday.
Eidul Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God.
Traditionally marked by the slaughter of animals, whose meat is shared with family members and the poor.
The faithful slaughter their sacrificial animals in remembrance of the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim, which continues for three days of Eid.