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Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule Announced by Federal Government

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Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule

Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule Update: The Ministry of Interior has announced 4 days of Eid-ul-Azha holidays in a notification released on Wednesday.

The auspicious Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule event will be celebrated on September 2nd Saturday, and the holidays have been announced starting from Friday, September 1st, to Monday, September 4th 2017. Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule.

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The event is celebrated on 10th of Zil hajj, while the 9th of Zil hajj is revered as Day of Arafah (Youm-e-Arafat).

Interior Minister shared the official notification of the Eid holidays on his official Twitter account, saying that Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday shall be public holidays. Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule.

Previously, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced that the moon was not sighted on Tuesday and that Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on Saturday.

Here is a screengrab of the official notification for Pakistan Eid Ul Azha Bakra Eid 2017 Holiday Schedule issued by the Interior Ministry:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will celebrate the occasion on September 1 and August 31 will be the Day of Arafah.

When is Eid al-Adha?

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha takes place on the 10th day of the 12th month and lasts for four days until the 13th day.

This year in Pakistan it will start on Saturday, September 2nd and will end in the evening of Monday, September 4th 2017.

Different interpretations mean that Greater Eid falls on a different day depending on the sect, mosque or region.

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?

Muslims begin their celebrations with morning prayers, followed by food and exchanging of gifts with family and friends.

They also share their food and money with the poor so that they can celebrate too.

Worshippers will usually slaughter a sheep or a goat as part of the festivities.

The Islamic calendar is different from the widely-used Gregorian calendar in the West.

It is based on the moon’s cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun.

As the two don’t align, the Islamic dates move back by 11 days each year.

The day is set when a new moon is spotted – but there is little agreement within the faith about whether the moon must be spotted with the naked eye or if it should be seen in the country where the celebrations are occurring.

Mehran Post wishes you a Happy Eid Ul Azha (Bakra Eid) 2017.

Source: ProPakistani, The Sun

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