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Uzbekistan Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Date

Source: Information Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Jahon)
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009


The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the resolution "On celebrating the Kurban-hayit (the Eid al-Adha) in Uzbekistan", which specifies Friday, November 27, 2009, as the date of this year's Feast of Sacrifice public holiday.

With this announcement, the recent trend (2008-12-02 and 2008-09-27) of using the Saudi Umm al-Qura Islamic calendar, instead of a local Central Asian one, seems confirmed.

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.



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