Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Id-El-Fitr: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

Id-El-Fitr: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

During Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final Thursday, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, in the evening of Monday, June 4, broke the Ramadan fast with state governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his official residence inside Aso Rock, the seat of power in Abuja.

Ramadan officially began on May 16 this year, and lasts for a month. What date is Eid Al Fitr?

Well, the UAE government has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday will begin on Thursday for public sector workers, while private sector workers are still waiting to find out if they'll be getting a long weekend.

The word "Eid" means "feast" or "festival".

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Mr Dambazau also urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

What is Eid ul Adha?

The second most important festival in the islamic calendar is Eid ul Adha, which is regarded as the Greater Eid.

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When Eid arrives, the celebration marking the fact Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael to show submission to Allah, the fast is broken for another year. One part is given to the poor, another to friends, and another shared with their family.

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