Sept 12-14: Govt announces three-day holiday for Eid-ul-Azha


The federal government has announced a three-day holiday across the country for Eidul Azha falling on September 13.

According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, the holidays will be observed from September 12-14, i.e. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday across the country.

On Friday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had announced that the Zilhaj moon was not sighted in the country and Eidul Azha would be celebrated on Tuesday – September 13.

However, the meteorological office had said there were ample chances of moon sighting as the weather had remained clear.

Earlier, Mufti Muneebur Rehman had written a letter to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, urging it to restrain the Met Office from making predictions about moon sighting to avert confusion.


  1. At Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as qurbani. This represents the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son. Eid Ul Azha Mubarik

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