Eid-ul-Adha 2024: Monday declared public holiday
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Accra: The Ghana government has, through the Ministry of Interior, declared Monday, June 17, 2024, as a public holiday to mark the Eid-ul-Adha Muslim festival.

The declaration was made in a statement issued by the ministry and signed by Henry Quartey.

This was in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, (Act 601), which allowed the President to grant an additional holiday through an executive instrument should a holiday fall on a weekend.

Muslims, globally, will be celebrating this year’s Eid-ul-Adha on June 16, 2024.

In Ghana, the National Chief Imam will be holding the Eid prayers at the Black Stars Square in Accra.

The festival is characterised by observing special prayers in the morning, the slaughtering of animals as a form of sacrifice, and the sharing of animal meat.

It is to commemorate the historical act of the prophet Abraham, who nearly sacrificed Ishmael, his son, to fulfil the command of Allah that was shown in a dream.

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