Source:Jahon News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006 Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2007
Uzbekistan's President, Islam Karimov, has issued a resolution declaring Saturday, December 30, 2006, the date of the upcoming Kurban Hayit (Eid al-Adha), as a national non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan.
The festival of Eid al-Adha was made a national non-working public holiday as per the Decree of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On announcing Ruza Hayit a day off" No.UP-368 of March 27, 1992.
The other great Muslim festival, the Id al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), is also a non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan (2006-10-18).
Note that, due to the structure of the Islamic Lunar calendar, in 2006, there will have been 2 occurrences of the Kurban Hayit (2005-12-30).
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