Just In: May 13 Declared Public Holiday For Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration

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Government has declared Thursday, May 13, 2021, a public holiday for Muslims and Ghanaians in entirety.

The holiday is observed to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

In a statement sighted by Tapnewsgh, the Ministry of Interior made it clear 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.

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This year’s 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 [email protected] 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 during the entire month of Ramadan.

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