Today is a public holiday in Tanzania known as Maulid. It’s a Muslim holiday that celebrates the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. It also means that mom gets to work from home today and that’s what’s really exciting for me. I think I’ll be doing a lot of this today:
You know what else is interesting about this holiday? You don’t actually know what day it will occur on until the night before. How fascinating! So, mom had planned that Thursday would be the holiday because that’s what it said on the internet, but on Wednesday night at 7pm it was announced on the radio and TV that Maulid would actually occur on Friday because of the sighting of the moon. What an interesting way to determine public holidays! I mean, how can one plan a vacation or schedule appointments if one doesn’t know when the holiday will be until the night before?
Anyhow, it really doesn’t make a difference to me which day it is since I don’t have a formal job other than protecting mom, which I do every day and never, ever take a holiday from it. So from a Tanzanian doggie to you, Happy Maulid!