President Sisi performs Eid El-Adha prayers at Moushir Tantawy Mosque

Ahram Online , MENA , Saturday 9 Jul 2022

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi performed Eid El-Adha prayers at El-Moushir Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo suburb early on Saturday.

President Sisi

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb ​performed the prayers alongside the president.

Other ministers and senior state officials, including Minister of Defence and Military Production and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mohamed Zaki also attended the prayers with the president.

Eid El-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice) is the second of two Muslim great festivals in the Islamic calendar. Eid El-Adha commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail in an act of obedience to God.

The government has granted a one-week paid holiday for the public and private sectors on the occasion of Eid El-Adha from Saturday 9 July to Thursday 14 July.

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