Gov’t declares Wednesday a public holiday

Gov’t declares Wednesday a public holiday
File image of Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i. PHOTO| COURTESY

The government has declared Wednesday, June 5, 2019 a public holiday to allow Muslims celebrate the Eid-Ul-Fitr holiday which marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

This was announced on Monday in a gazette notice issued by Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i.

“It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Wednesday, 5th June, 2019, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr,” reads the notice.

Muslims all over the world celebrate the festival of Eid al Fitr by starting the day with the Eid prayer.

After the Eid prayers, muslim faithful greet each other with the customary Eid greetings, Eid Mubarak, with a formal embrace, three times.

The day is spent with friends and family as they get together indulging in eating and handing out gifts.

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