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Gov’t announces 3-day Eid al-Adha holiday

By Bosco Bush

Workers around the country will be breaking for yet another lengthy Eid al-Adha holiday as the Ministry of Labour declared three days for the festival.

According to a circular issued by the Ministry of Labour on June 12th, 2024, the Eid al-Adha holiday will commence on Sunday, June 16th, and last until Tuesday, June 18th.

The circular further states that normal work activities will resume on Wednesday, June 19th.

Eid al-Adha is one of the most significant festivals in the Muslim calendar, commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son when commanded by God.

The holiday comes just two months after the Christian Easter holidays and the International Labour Day holiday in May.

South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan, has remained a secular country that respects religious beliefs and values, as enshrined in its transitional constitution.

The Constitution prohibits religious discrimination and calls for the equal treatment of all faiths.


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