PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR HAJ FESTIVAL MOVED TO SATURDAY
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 15:55:07 JST
Topic: Local News


Public holiday for Haj festival moved to Saturday

The public holiday for Haj festival has been changed to Saturday (October 27) as Muslims will be celebrating Haj on October 27th, the Ministry of Public Administration said today.  

The Colombo Grand Mosque announced on Tuesday (16) that Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Haj festival on October 27 Saturday as the moon had not been sighted.

The decision was taken despite Eid al-Adha falling on October 26.






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