The federal government scheduled holidays for Eidul Adha 2023 on Tuesday.
According to a Cabinet Division release, Eidul Adha vacations will be held from Thursday, June 29 to Saturday, July 1.
“In continuation of Cabinet Division’s Circular No. 10-02/2022-Min-II dated 23rd December 2022 regarding Public and Optional Holidays for the year 2023, it is for general information that the Prime Minister is pleased to approve the public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha as follows,” the notification said on Tuesday.
- 29th & 30th June 2023 (Thursday & Friday) for the offices observing five days working in a week.
- 29th June to 1st July 2023 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) for the offices observing 6 days working in a week.
The statement comes a day after Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad said that the Zil Hajj moon has been sighted in Pakistan and that Eidul Azha will fall on June 29 (Thursday).
Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad made the declaration in front of the media in Islamabad after receiving reports of moon sightings.
The Feast of Sacrifice, also known as Eidul Azha, is one of two Eid holidays observed by Muslims to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God.
Traditionally marked by the slaughter of animals, the meat of which is distributed to family members and the impoverished.
The devoted slay their sacrificial animals in honor of Prophet Ibrahim’s tradition, which lasts three days throughout Eid.
It should be noted that in Saudi Arabia, Hajj rituals will be done on June 27 and Eidul Azha (10 Zil Hajj) will be celebrated on June 28.