June 28 declared statutory holiday for Eid ul Adha
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Accra – The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Interior, has declared June 28 as a statutory holiday to celebrate Eid ul Adha.

The festivity is marked worldwide on the 10th day of Zul Hijjah, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar.

“The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, June 28, 2023, which marks Eid-ul-Adha, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the Interior Ministry announced on June 20, 2022.

Eid ul Adha comes two months and 10 days after Eid ul Fitr, which is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, a Muslim fasting month.

During Eid ul Adha, Muslims are expected to make animal sacrifices of either a ram, cow, sheep, goat, or camel.

The meat of the sacrificial animal is to be shared in a stipulated proportion with family, friends, neighbours, and the less privileged in society.

The festival is in commemoration of the sacrifice Prophet Abraham performed with his son Ismail upon the command of Allah, who tested the prophet.

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