ISLAMABAD (APP) - Majority of the people, belonging to different parts of the country, have left for their hometowns to celebrate the religious festival of Eid-ul-Azha with their near and dear ones. A large number of people left the city on Saturday to spend more time with their relatives, leaving the Federal Capital deserted while others are also moving to their destinations through different means of transportation. A heavy rush of people going back to their native areas was observed on Friday and many of them could no managed to get seat in buses and trains. It remains difficult to take leave and visit home towns with family members in routine working days and weekly holidays have made it possible to have more fun during Eid, Sajjad, a government employee said. I will perform the ritual of sacrifice with my family members and enjoy long holidays, he said. Students are also enthusiastic to take long break for study routine during Eid holidays and they will resume studies with fresh minds and renewed spirit. We can not manage to visit our home town on Eid-ul-Fitr due to tight holidays schedule and this time we will enjoy spending time with our grand parents living at Khairpur, Sindh, Faiza and Hassan said. We hardly get a chance to see our grand parents as our parents are federal government servants but this time we are very excited because of long Eid holidays, they said. The Interior Ministry has notified three holidays for Eid-ul-Azha and the government servants and most of the private sector employees will have five non-working days from November 5 (Saturday) to November 9 (Wednesday). Majority of the employees have already taken leave for November 10 to 11 to spend more time with their relatives. Every year, it has been observed that employees belonging to far flung areas take advantage of such gaps and observe long holidays.