JUBA, JUNE 26, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – The government of South Sudan has announced a public holiday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha.
In a statement, the country’s ministry of labor said that the holiday will apply to all civil service institutions, commissions, diplomatic missions, UN agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public at large.
The holiday will commence on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, and end on Friday, June 30, 2023. Work will resume on Monday, July 3, 2023.
Eid al-Adha is one of the two most important holidays in Islam, along with Eid al-Fitr. It marks the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
The holiday is celebrated by Muslims all over the world with prayers, feasting, and the sacrifice of animals.
South Sudan is one of the few countries in the world where there is no religious conflict.
The country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and the government has a long history of tolerance and respect for different faiths.
This is due in part to the fact that South Sudan is a very diverse country, with a population that includes Christians, Muslims, and traditional animist believers.