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Banks, ministries will be closed all next week for Eid Al Adha


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Eid Al Adha falls on a Tuesday (Oct. 15) this year, so the public sector will be off for all of next week, a representative of Qatar Central Bank has told Doha News.

That means banks and government offices will be closed from Sunday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 17, with most resuming services on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Those working in the private sector typically receive three days off for Eid. Eid Al Adha coincides with Hajj, an pilgrimage that millions of Muslims make to holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

That day, Muslims sacrifice an animal (sheep, goat, cow, or camel) as something of an offering to God as the Prophet Abraham once did. The meat is then distributed amongst themselves, family and friends.

What are your plans for the holiday? Thoughts?

Credit: Photo by Ali Bandaying

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