According to a notification issued by Interior Ministry, official holidays will now be observed from October 15 to October 18.
“It’s notified for general information that October 18 (Friday) will also be a public holiday on occasion of Eidul-Azha,” read the notification.
Last week, the government had announced Eidul-Azha holidays to be be observed from October 15 to 17.
All government offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils will remain closed.
With the announcement of Friday as an additional holiday, offices in the country will now reopen on Monday, October 21.
The interior ministry had announced earlier that tight security will be maintained during the religious festival.