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Gov’t Declares Friday as Holiday


Friday, June 15, 2018, has been declared a public holiday by the Interior Ministry.

According to a statement from the Ministry the holiday is to mark the celebration of Eidul-Fitr across the country.

“The general public is hereby informed that Friday, 15th June, 2018 which marks the celebration of Eidul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement read

Muslims worldwide celebrate Eidul-Fitr as an important religious holiday to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

Mostly this holiday is celebrated on the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.

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