Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Wednesday, June 5, as a public holiday for the occasion of Idd-ul-Fitr.
In a gazette notice issued on Monday, Matiang’i said June 5 will be a public holiday for general observance.
Ramadhan is the Muslim holy month during which they not only abstain from foods and drinks, but also endurance and self-control.
It is celebrated by Muslims each year who commemorate it by fasting, self-reflection and engaging in prayers for 30 days from dawn to sunset.
Fasting is among the five pillars in Islam that must be symbolised during the holy month of Ramadhan, that is accompanied by prayer and charity that is considered part of giving .The fast is so important as it unveils restraint from daily activities that are forbidden during the holy month, such as ; engaging in s****l relations, engaging in sinful hateful speeches and behaviour, among others.
During the month, families usually come together to celebrate and gather for nightly prayers on a daily basis to symbolise spiritual meditation and expand their faith as relieved by their Prophet Muhammad through the holy text of Q***n.
Muslims believe a lot in giving especially during the holy month of Ramadhan that symbolises doing good.
This year, Monday, June 3, marks the 29th day of Ramadan for most Muslim nations in the Middle East.
These countries will be on the lookout for the Eid moon this evening. If it is sighted, the first day of Eid al-Fitr will be observed on Tuesday, June 4.
Otherwise, Ramadan fasting will carry on for 30 days and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5.