"According to a statement issued by the Muslim Community of Rwanda on July 27, 2020, it is believed that the Feast of Sacrifice Eidil-Ad’ha will take place on Friday, July 31, 2020." reads the statement signed by the Minister of Public Service and Labour, Rwanyindo Kayiranga Fanfan
“The Ministry of Public Service and Labour informs all employers and employees in the public and private sectors of Rwanda that Friday, July 31, 2020 is a public holiday as we are celebrating the day of Eidil-Ad’ha.”
Eid al-Adha is considered the holier of the two Islamic Eid festivals as it honours the famous story of the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command, before Ibrahim carried out the request, Allah provided a lamb for him to sacrifice instead.
On this day, Muslims are commanded to slaughter animals such as sheep, goats and cows as sacrifices and feed the needy so that they too can get food.
Nowadays, Muslims who are willing to do so, are required to make their sacrifices but avoid fellowship activities as they would hinder the Government’s efforts to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus.