Ghana: Monday declared as holiday for Eid-ul-Adha

Africa Eid al-Adha

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has declared Monday August 12th as a public holiday to be observed throughout the country.

The general public is hereby reminded that Sunday 11th August, 2019 which marks ‘Eid-ul-Adha’, is a statutory Public Holiday.

However, in view of the fact that 11th August, 2019 falls on a Sunday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by Executive Instrument (E.I), declared Monday 12th August, 2019 as an additional Public Holiday to be observed as such throughout the country.

Eid-ul-Adha or the Feast of Holy Sacrifice is one the most important events celebrated in the Islamic religion. It commemorates the sacrifice of Abraham, and follows the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

It is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year in the Islamic calendar.

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