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Lakshadweep Idul Zuha Public Holiday Moved To July 22

Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti)
Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 17, 2021

The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has released the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl. which moves the date of the upcoming Idul Zuha (Bakrid or Feast of Sacrifice) from Tuesday, July 20, to Thursday, July 22, 2021 ("issued with the approval of the Hon'ble Administrator vide Diary No. 1855 dated 14.07.2021").

The aforementioned Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl., signed by the Director of the State's General Administration and Protocol, states that "In partial modification of Notification F.No.35/02/2018 Genl., dated 15th January 2021, the Administrator of Union Territory of Lakshadweep is pleased to declare 22.07.2021 (Thursday) as closed holiday instead of 20.07.2021 (Tuesday) for the Govt Offices/Institutions under this Administration, Banks and Court at Kavaratti Island for Idul Zuha (Bakrid). In respect of all other islands and mainland, the respective SDOs/DCs and Administrative Officer, Kochi are hereby authorized to declare the close holiday for Idul Zuha (Bakrid), in consultation with Khazi of respective islands / area, subject to appearance of moon in the respective islands/arrea".

The aforementioned move of the July 20, Idul Zuha public holiday to Thursday, July 22, 2021, thus amends the list of 2021 public holidays in Lakshadweep, as released earlier this year, in the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2019-Genl./125, which listed all government holidays in its first Annexure ("Closed Holidays for Lakshadwcep Administration"), restricted holidays ("Restricted Holidays for UTL Administration") in its third Annexure, and "Closed Holidays for Banks in Lakshadwcep for the year 2021" in its second Annexure (2021-01-16).

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