Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has declared June 28, 2023 as public holiday to mark Eid-Ul-Adha.
Kindiki noted the announcement in a gazette notice released on Monday.
“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),” the notice read.
The Festival of Sacrifice, also known as Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid, is a significant Islamic festival celebrated worldwide by Muslims. It honors the act of sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his willingness to offer his son as an act of obedience to Allah (God).
Eid-ul-Adha’s traditions carry profound meaning and significance, emphasizing values such as faith, selflessness, and gratitude.
Aden Duale, the Defence Cabinet Secretary, commended Kindiki for recognizing the June 28 holiday and issuing the subsequent proclamation.
As per section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, public holidays are to be declared for individuals belonging to the Hindu faith based on dates determined in accordance with the Hindu Calendar.