The Ministry of Interior has declared Friday, July 31, 2020, a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-al-Adha.
A statement signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has urged the public to observe the day as such by observing all COVID-19 protocols.
“The general public is hereby reminded that Friday, July 31, 2020, which marks Eid-al-Adha, is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.
“The general public is advised to observe the safety protocols associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) especially in relation to social events at public places.”
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated annually by Muslims to show preparedness to sacrifice their lives for God. The festival is celebrated in the following ways: A sheep or goat may be sacrificed as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah.