Eid-Ul-Fitr festival comes off on Monday, June 26

Eid-Ul-Fitr festival comes off on Monday, June 26

- Government has declared June 26 as a holiday

- This is to aid for the celebration of the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival

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Monday, June 26, 2017 has been declared a public holiday.

Eid-Ul-Fitr festival comes off on Monday, June 26

Muntari of the Black Stars had recently joined Bawumia at the presidency in prayers to mark the end of Ramadan (Photo: presidency.gov.gh)

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This was made known by the minister for interior, Ambrose Dery who says the day will be set aside for the celebration of the Eid-Ul-Fitr which followed the end of Ramadan.

The month of Ramadan is a season of fasting and prayers which takes place across Muslim communities’ world over.

Here in Ghana, the month was religiously adhered to as vice president of the republic, Mahamudu Bawumia, engaged with Muslims on a personal level to worship Allah at the seat of government.

Meanwhile, the holiday is expected to see thousands of Muslims converge on the Black Stars Square in Accra for prayers and speeches to be read after which the day of merry-making continues.

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This remains the first ever Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations since the NPP won power in 2016 – a coincidence which could see government thank Muslims for their support and prayers during the knife-edged elections.

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