The federal government announced a four-day holiday on account of Eid al-Adha, falling on September 2, Saturday, via a notification issued by the interior ministry on Wednesday.
All the offices will remained closed from 1st to 4th September.The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee called for sighting the moon on August 22, but having not sighted the moon, it announced that Eid will be observed from September 2.
Eid al-Adha in Arabic means “festival of the sacrifice”, and for Muslims, it commemorates the day when prophet Abraham intended to sacrifice his son but was instructed by God to offer an animal instead. In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah lunar month. Eid al-Adha is Islam’s holiest festival celebrated annually around the world and is an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries