The federal government has officially declared holidays in observance of the upcoming festival of Eid-ul-Azha. The announcement, made through an official notification, outlines the designated holidays for different work schedules.
For individuals who work five days a week, there will be a two-day break on June 29th and 30th (Thursday and Friday) to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha. This period of respite allows employees to commemorate the auspicious occasion with their families and loved ones.
Meanwhile, those who work six days a week will enjoy an extended three-day holiday from June 29th to July 1st (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). This longer duration ensures that individuals with a more demanding work schedule can fully participate in the festivities and engage in religious rituals associated with Eid-ul-Azha.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, under the leadership of Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, convened in Karachi to sight the crescent moon marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Zil Hajj. Following the confirmation of the moon sighting on Monday, it has been officially announced that Eid-ul-Azha, commonly known as the Festival of Sacrifice, will be celebrated nationwide on Thursday, June 29th.
It is important to note that while the government has allocated holidays for Eid-ul-Azha, no specific holiday has been designated for Hajj Day. The omission of a holiday on this significant day suggests that individuals who are not undertaking the Hajj pilgrimage may be required to fulfill their work commitments as usual.
This announcement ensures that the citizens of Pakistan can partake in the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Azha while accommodating the diverse work schedules of individuals across the country. It is anticipated that people will utilize this time to engage in religious observances, spend quality time with their families, and celebrate the spirit of sacrifice and unity that Eid-ul-Azha embodies.