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Eid Al Adha holiday announced

By JT - Jun 20,2023 - Last updated at Jun 20,2023

AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Monday issued a circular announcing a public holiday extending from Tuesday, June 27, through Saturday, July 1, as the nation marks Eid Al Adha.

The circular excluded ministries and public institutions whose work requires otherwise, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The holiday, which falls on the 10th day of the 12th month of the Hijri calendar, Dhul Hijja, is the feast marking the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which Muslims of sufficient means are required to perform at least once in their lifetime. Eid Al Adha means “feast of sacrifice”, and during the holiday Muslims slaughter livestock, cattle or camels and distribute the meat to underprivileged people.

 

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