The federal government on Thursday announced a three-day holiday, from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, August 2, on account of Eid ul Azha.
The announcement was made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill.
Eidul Azha is celebrated in remembrance of the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim to sacrifice the life of his son for Allah. The timing of the holiday depends on when the new moon is seen at the start of the Zil-hajj.
This year, Eidul Azha will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 1, Saturday.