Gov,t of Pakistan Eid-ul-Azha Holidays 2016 Announced three-day holidays for Eid-ul-Azha. According to a notification issued by the Interior Ministry, Eid holidays would be starting from September 12 to September 14. All government offices would reopen on September 15.
To celebrate Eid-ul-Azha, Muslims sacrifice animals including cow, goat, sheep and camel according to their purchasing power on any of the three days of Eid.
This festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) act of sacrificing his son. He was instructed by Allah in a dream toraise the foundations of Kaaba. Following Allah’s orders, the prophet left for Makkah along with his wife and son. In a dream, he saw that he had sacrificed his son, Ismail (A.S) for Allah.
When Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) narrated this to his son, he asked his father to do the needful and was willing to sacrifice his life for Allah’s sake. But just when he was about to sacrifice Hazrat Ismail, Allah spared his life and replaced him with a lamb, which Hazrat Ibrahim eventually sacrificed.