Indonesian 2012 Idul Adha Public Holiday Announced
Source:The Jakarta Post (ANTARA)
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Indonesian Government has announced that, for once, all Indonesian Muslims would celebrate the Islamic Day of Sacrifice, or Idul Adha, on the same date, that is, Friday, October 26, 2012.
Essentially, the difference stems from Nahdlatul Ulama's reliance on pseudo-observational calculations based on local events (sunset, moonset,...), while Muhammadiyah relies on the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar.
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