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April 11 declared a public holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr

April 11 declared a public holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr

Kofi Dekye Acquaye 3 weeks ago 0

To commemorate the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Ghanaian government has designated Thursday, April 11, as a statutory public holiday.

The nation as a whole was urged to observe the day in a statement signed by the Interior Minister, Henry Quartey.

As stated in the statement, “Eid-ul-Fitr, hereby declared a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the nation,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2024.

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

The holiday marks the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

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“The general public is hereby informed that Thursday, April 11, 2024, which marks Eid-ul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement said.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, a significant religious holiday, to commemorate the conclusion of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

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Since the local religious authorities base their determination of the beginning of each lunar Hijri month on their observation of a new moon, the exact celebration day varies depending on the location.

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