Matiang'i declares Tuesday public holiday to celebrate Idd

Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic.

In Summary

•The festival of Idd-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. 

•Muslims gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat".

Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi at a past event.
Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi at a past event.
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Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has declared Tuesday as a public holiday to celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr.

In a gazette notice on Tuesday, Matiang'i declared May 3rd a public holiday in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act.

The festival of Idd-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. 

Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic.

Muslims gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat".

The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.

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