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Kenya's Idd-Ul-Adhha Not A Public Holiday

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: November 3, 2021

Kenya's Government Spokesman, Dr Alfred Mutua, has announced that last year's declaration of a public holiday for the Idd-Ul-Adhha Muslim festival was a one-off event and that this year's Idd-Ul-Adhha would not be a public holiday.

This year's Idd-Ul-Adhha festival is expected on December 8, next Monday.

Dr Mutua went on to say that an act of Parliament would have been required to make Eid al-Adha an annual Kenyan public holiday. Such and act of Parliament was promised last year (2007-12-14), but nothing ever came of it.

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