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Thursday, 13th May declared public holiday

Thursday, 13th May declared public holiday

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

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.

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