Federal government announces Eid ul Azha holidays

September 5, 2016
Samaa Web Desk


ISLAMABAD: The federal government Monday announced a three-day holiday on account of Eid ul Azha falling on September 13.

According to a notification issued on Monday, the interior ministry said that all public and private offices would remain closed from September  12 to 14 for the religious holiday and it means people will return to work on the third day of Eid on Thursday.

Eid Al Adha will be marked in Pakistan on September 13 (Tuesday). It is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.

It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command, before God then intervened, through his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) and informs him that his sacrifice has already been accepted.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for three days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year. – SAMAA

Published in Pakistan

Story first published: 5th September 2016



  1. Muhammad Shahzad   September 6, 2016 1:19 pm/ Reply

    eid holidays should be complete 3 days…… strange….

  2. Adi   September 6, 2016 1:58 pm/ Reply

    Eid k 3rd day ager kisi ny qurbani kerni ho tu wo apny office ja k qurbani kary .. Koi Sharm hoti hai koi Haya hoti hai… lakin yahan in ki besharmi ki had hai.. 1-saal(Year) bad Eid ati hai ows ki Khushiyon k rang ma Bhang dalty hain.. or tu Awam ko koi Khusi dy ni sakty.. 3rd day jo jo qurbani kary Khoon in(govt)ko Pilaye in ko khoon peeny ka bohat shok hai.. Shame on Govt.

  3. ali   September 7, 2016 1:11 pm/ Reply

    had hoti ha waisy……..

  4. halwa   September 8, 2016 10:59 am/ Reply

    hamara halwa bhotni ka bool raha hy hmari gaye eid k 3rd day ko katti hy main kesy aaon ga…

  5. Shehbaz   September 9, 2016 11:18 am/ Reply

    Hats off

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