The government has declared next week Monday a public holiday for the Idd-Ul-Fitr celebrations observed by Muslims.
In a special gazette notice dated June 20th, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery stated June 26 will allow for the marking of the end of Ramadhan.
“It is notified for general information that Monday 26th June 2017 will be observed as a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Fitr Day pursuant to section 3 of the Public Holidays Act,” stated Nkaissery.
“The big celebration will mark the end of Ramadhan,” he noted.
Idd ul Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.
Muslims will attend communal prayers, listen to a sermon and give charity in the form of food.
The fast commenced on the 26th of last month(May) and is set to be concluded this coming Sunday.