Ghana: Wednesday July 6 Is Eid-Ul-Fitr – Declared Public Holiday

Wednesday July 6, 2016 has been declared 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 as such has been declare a public holiday.

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

“The general public is hereby, informed that Wednesday July 6, 2016, has been declared a public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

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By Kwame Dankwah | June 30, 2016