Thursday May 3rd declares statutory holiday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr celebration
Government has declared Thurday, May 13th as a statutory national holiday, the minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery has announced.
According to a statement issued in Accra on May 7th the holiday was to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration of Muslims after a successful Ramadan fast.
“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 added.
The year’s Ramadan fasting started on April 13 following the new moon which was first sighted in the Volta Region, as per communication from the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu.
This year’s fast is the second Ramadan being celebrated with the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) still raging globally.
Before the Ramadan fast commenced, Vice President Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia called on all Muslims to use fasting in the holy month of Ramadan to reflect and renew their faith in Allah.
The public holiday is expected to be used by Muslims to feast while they adhere strictly to the Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the occasion does not become a super-spreader event.