Eid-ul-Fitr celebration Monday declared public holiday

Monday, July 20, 2015 is a public holiday

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ministry of Interior has declared Monday, July 20, 2015 as a statutory holiday because the Eid-ul-Fitr falls on a weekend.

The ministry in a statement said, “The general public is hereby, informed that Monday 20 July 2015, has been declared a public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

Meanwhile, Saturday July 18, 2015 has been announced as the date for the celebration of this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr by the National Chief Imam and the Ameer and Missionary in charge of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission as well as the National Hilal Committee (NHC) of Ghana.

Eid-ul-Fitr is an Islamic festival celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, a month long fasting period for Muslims.

A statement from the office of the NHC signed by its chairman, Sheik Mahmoud Gedel wished the nation a Happy Eid-ul-Fitr.

The end of Ramadan, a fourth pillar of Islam is determined by the sight of the moon on the 29 day of fasting. However, fasting continues to the 30 day if the moon is not sighted on the 29.

In Ghana, the Muslim community is waiting to sight the moon on Thursday evening to determine the end of Ramadan.

This means that if the moon is sighted on Thursday night, there will be no fasting on Friday. But fasting will have to continue on Friday if the moon is not sighted.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 GAF Ghana Armed Forces opens 2017/2018 recruitmentbullet
2 In Uganda Woman 37, has 38 childrenbullet
3 Illegal Mining I will pull down my pulpit and do galamsey if... - ...bullet
4 National Security BNI storms Vanderpuije's home in search of...bullet
5 In Parliament Four Ghanaian MPs cited in alleged UK visa fraudbullet
6 In Upper East Police woman commits suicidebullet
7 Visa Fraud MP begs for forgiveness over visa fraud allegationbullet
8 Ghana's Parliament We will take action against visa fraud...bullet
9 EOCO Probes Stop the political noise, focus on your...bullet
10 Fraudulent MPs cited in alleged UK visa fraud to lose...bullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
2 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
3 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
4 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flightbullet
5 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
6 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day -...bullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 AMERI Power Plant AMERI lacks expertise in power projects...bullet
9 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
10 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet

News