Eid al-Fitr: Monday declared public holiday

Eid al-Fitr: Monday declared public holiday

By Executive Instrument, President Nana Akufo-Addo, in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601), has declared Monday, 25th May 2020 as a public holiday.

This is because Sunday, 24 May 2020, marks Eid al-Fitr, which is a statutory holiday.

Eid al-Fitr also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

As it has always been done, because the holiday falls on a weekend, the next working day, which is Monday, has been declared a public holiday.

A statement signed by the Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, said the holiday “should be observed as such throughout the country.”

Source: classfmonline.com

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