NEWS AND EVENTS
September 29, 2014
Uzbekistan to observe Eid al Adha on 4 October
First day of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) was announced as day-off in Uzbekistan and will be marked widely as holiday in the country. The first day of Eid al-Adha falls to 4 October 2014.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution “On celebrating Kurban-hait (Eid al-Adha)” on 26 September 2014.
The resolution said taking into consideration the proposal of the Muslims’ Board of Uzbekistan, the first day of Eid al-Adha, 4 October 2014, is announced as day-off and will be marked as a holiday in Uzbekistan.
Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah. It is one of two Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate. Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon (khuá¹-ba). It is also called the bigger Eid because it lasts a day longer than Eid ul-Fitr.