The Interior Ministry has declared Friday, June 15, 2018 as a statutory public holiday.
The holiday, according to the statement signed by the sector Minister, Ambrose Dery, is to mark the celebration of Eidul-Fitr across the country.
“The general public is hereby informed that Friday, 15th June, 2018, which marks the celebration of Eidul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement said.
Eidul-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic Holy month of fasting (sawm) which usually last 29 or 30 days.
Muslims refrain from food, liquids and other sinful behaviour from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.