Id-El-Fitr: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

Id-El-Fitr: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

Id-El-Fitr: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

Muslims are now nearly at the end of their month-long fasting period known as Ramadan, which began on 16 May 2018.

The Islamic holy month of fasting is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The date of Eid al-Fitr varies from country to country, depending on the moon's sighting. Now, that Eid ul-Fitr is around the corner, it is quite probable that the moon sighting problem will persist yet again.

The lunar month of Shawwal will begin with Eid al-Fitr (Eid ul-Fitr), also known as the festival of breaking the fast.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, in the evening of Monday, June 4, broke the Ramadan fast with state governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his official residence inside Aso Rock, the seat of power in Abuja.

While local mosques make announcements after confirmation from various sources in various cities, you can also tune in here to check if we will celebrate the Eid on Friday or on Saturday.

The statement asked all and sundry to observe the day as such throughout the country.

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THE Federal Government has declared Friday, 15 and Monday, 18 as public holidays to mark the 2018 Id-el Fitr.

"It is decided that the first and second days of the month of Shawwal 1439 Hijri shall be a paid vacation for all private-sector employees on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr", a circular issued by Minister Nasser Al Hameli said.

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