Government declares May 13 as public holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr celebration

The government has declared Thursday, May 13, 2021, as a public holiday, as Muslims celebrate their annual Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Ministry of Interior, in a statement, said the day is a statutory public holiday and the general public should observe it as such.

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“Thursday 13th May 2021, which marks Eid-ul-Fitr is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement added.

This year’s month-long fasting by Muslims started on April 13, 2021, to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.

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Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed in Ramadan and throughout the month, they fast and engage in other rituals to get closer to Allah.

Eid-ul-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

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The day marks the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.

Source: Citinewsroom


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