Thursday, October 10, 2013

Eid al Adha holidays announced

As I have mentioned before, the public holidays are being regulated by the moon sightings. So even if the Eid Al Adha holidays were announced already in August, it was only confirmed a few days ago. Eid Al Adha means "festival of the sacrifice" and it is an important holiday to honour the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first born son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God's command.
This year, the private sector will get three days off, starting Monday to Wednesday and the public sector (schools and governmental offices) will get the whole week off. After a quick check on how the flights look, we decided to go home to Stockholm for a few days, leaving early Friday morning. Plans have already been made and we have a full social schedule starting as soon as we land and ends the day we leave. Hotels are booked (one night in Stockholm and one night in Uppsala) and in between, we are staying with friends.
We'll get some see some autumn colours




 Today is the last working day of the week, time goes really fast! Elias, who is now part of the school football team, is playing a match against Repton this afternoon. The rest of the evening will be dedicated to packing and then it is off to bed early as our flight departs at 7.15 tomorrow morning.
Hopefully my next blog post will be from Stockholm, Sweden!

12 comments:

  1. En höstvecka i Stockholm låter helt perfekt.

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    1. Ja det var helt underbart!!! Har saknat hostloven och fargerna!

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  2. Vad härligt med en Sverigeresa!!! Vi åker ju också men inte förrän om en dryg månad. Just då det är som mörkast och "eländigast" i Sverige hahaha! ;-) Men det kommer ändå bli roligt. Hoppas ni får en riktigt fin Sverigevistelse!
    Kramar!

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    1. Tack! Det har varit en fantastisk helg!! Hoppas ni far en underbar resa ocksa, det ar harligt att komma hem!
      Kram!

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  3. Ha en härlig resa och hoppas ni får avnjuta riktigt härligt svensk höstväder!

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    1. Tack! Ja Sverige visade sig fran sin allra basta sida!!

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  4. Härligt! Hoppas ni får uppleva Sverige i vacker höstskrud där träden glöder som av guld :) Kram

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    1. Det var fantastiskt hemma, jag tror jag fotade en miljon olika trad, just for det var sa oemotstandligt vackert!
      kram!

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  5. Beautiful pictures! Enjoy your trip to Sweden, the land of lösgodis and Falukorv:)

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    1. Thanks!! We had a blast! See you next week!

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  6. Ah sa härligt med en Sverigeresa! Ha det sa jättemysigt och njut!!!
    Kramar

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    1. Tack! Ja det var underbart pa alla satt! Valbehovligt ocksa att fa komma hem!
      Kram!

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