Government has declared Friday, June 15, 2018 a statutory public holiday to mark the celebration of Eidul-Fitr.
A statement issued on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry, noted that in respect of the Eidul-Fitr celebration, Friday should be observed as a holiday throughout the country.
Eidul-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.
After 30 days of Ramadan, fasting ends and Eid Ul-Fitr commences shortly after.
Eid Ul-Fitr, which translates to “festival of breaking fast,” is a three-day celebration where Muslims spend the day eating with family and friends.