FG declares Friday, Monday, public holidays for Eid -El Fitr

Lester Mason
June 13, 2018

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.

In 2018, Ramadan will last from Wednesday 16 May until Thursday 14 June.

Festivals in Islam are based on the lunar calendar, which is around 11 days shorter than the solar calendar - the calendar which most people in the world use in their day-to-day life.

The dawn is about to rise on Eid Al-fitr but when does it begin exactly?

The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15th and Monday, 18th June as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr.

The celebration will see Muslims have their first daytime meal in over a month, and hold celebrations at their homes and in Mosques.


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

Eid Al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Holy Month which sees practising Mulsims fast from sunrise to sunset each day. Eid ul Fitr 2018 Date India: When is Eid ul Fitr in 2018?

On both Eids, many Muslims will go to special Eid prayers at their local mosque and have a day of celebrations with family and friends.

How do you celebrate Eid?

The app Muslim Pro will help you with knowing the exact time the sun sets where you are.

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