Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Friday, May 14 a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr.
Interior CS, in a gazette notice declared May 14 a public holiday to mark the Idd-ul-Fitr festival, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr with prayers called “Salat Al Eid” in Arabic.
Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called “Rakat”.
The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.