CS Kindiki Declares Wednesday Public Holiday
CS Kindiki Declares Wednesday Public Holiday. Interior CS Kithure Kindiki declared Wednesday, June 28, a holiday in observance of Eid-Ul-Adha (Idd-Ul-Azha).
In a Special Gazette Notice dated Monday, June 26, the CS noted that the notification complies with the Public Holidays Act.
The following was part of the statement: “It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, June 28, 2023, shall be a public holiday to mark Eid-Ul-Adha (Idd-Ul-Azha), in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (2) and part II of the schedule, as read with section 3 of the Public Holidays Act.”
Defence CS Aden Duale applauded Kindiki’s acknowledgement of the festival and subsequent statement.
“My sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Government, through my colleague CS – Interior, Prof Kindiki Kithure, for the recognition and proclamation of June 28, 2023, as a public holiday to mark Eid-Ul-Adha,” he stated.
According to Section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, days selected in accordance with Islam are to be recognized as public holidays.
The occasion, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated in accordance with the Islamic faith to commemorate Abraham and Ishmael’s devotion. The occasion celebrates the conclusion of the pilgrimage, which is the fifth pillar of Islam.
The two main celebration holidays in the Islamic calendar are Eid-ul-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and Eid-ul-Adha, which occurs after the conclusion of the yearly Hajj pilgrimage.
Eid-ul-Fitr was observed on April 21, 2023, following the publication of a special Gazette Notice by the Ministry of Interior.
Islamic tradition holds that the Prophet Muhammad received the Qur’anic text during the month of Ramadan.
On this holy day, Christians distribute food and other gifts to the less fortunate in numerous locations. They congregate in a number of places of worship as well to break the fast.