Kenyan Muslims allowed day off for Eid al-Adha

Kenyans cannot believe that Friday is public holiday but they'll be working as usual

"On behalf of the New Democrat caucus, we extend our whole-hearted and warmest greetings to the Muslim community on the annual celebration of Eid al-Adha".

Eid al-Adha, also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, which, in most Muslim countries, falls on 1 September in 2017 and lasts for four days.

"Adherents of Islam will celebrate the day and therefore employers should allow them to be away from work; for non-Muslims this will be a normal working day", Matiang'i announced, adding that plans were underway to make the Islamic celebration a national public holiday.

"Ibrahim's admirable act of obedience to the will of Allah is a reminder to us all of the value of sacrifice necessary in our lives", Duterte said.

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Livestock markets across Turkey's largest city Istanbul are ready to meet the demands of the Muslims on the annual Eid Al-Adha, the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice, which falls on September 1.

Eid Al-Adha is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all over the world to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son for God.

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims dress up in new clothes and offer their prayers. Muslims celebrate this at Eid al-Adha. The feast of the festival is prepared after the sacrifice. While some simply greet each other "Eid Mubarak" on the day, some sacrifice cows, sheep, or goat to mark the celebration.

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