Thursday, 13th May declared public holiday
Government, through the Interior Ministry, has declared Thursday,
May 13, as a public holiday as Muslims celebrate their annual Eid-ul-Fitr.
In a statement on its website, the Ministry said the day is a statutory
public holiday and the general public should observe it
as such throughout the country.
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Muslims across the world started this year’s month long fasting on April 13,
to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.
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).
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset
fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” or Lesser Eid,
is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the
end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
This religious Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during
which Muslims are not permitted to fast.