The Ministry of Interior has declared Thursday, May 13 2021 as a statutory public holiday to be observed by all throughout the country.
In a statement issued and signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, the holiday is to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities for Muslim faithful to end the Holy Month of fasting; Ramadan.
“The general public is hereby informed that Thursday, 13th May, 2021 which marks Eid-ul-Fitr, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement read.
The year’s Ramadan commenced on April 13 following the sighting of the moon over the city of Mecca with a rather different feeling as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic still raging globally.
At the beginning of the fast, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia admonished all Muslims to use the occasion to reflect and renew their faith in Allah.
He also urged all to observe the COVID-19 protocols during and after the holy month.