The Government has declared Monday, April 24 as a public holiday. As Muslims celebrate the annual Eid-ul-Fitr.
In a statement signed by Hon. Ambrose Dery on Tuesday, said the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration falls on Saturday. Hence, the President through an Executive Instrument has declared April 24 as a public holiday.
The statement reads … “The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 22nd April 2023, marks Eid-ul-Fitr which is a statutory holiday.”
“However, in view of the fact that 22nd April falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has by Executive Instrument (E), in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, (Act 601) declared Monday, 24th April 2023 as an additional public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”
This year’s month-long fasting by Muslims started on March 22, 2023, to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.
Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed in Ramadan and throughout the month. So, they have fasted and engaged in other rituals to get closer to Allah.
Eid-ul-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan. The Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).
The day marks the conclusion of the month long of dawn-to-sunset fasting.
Read full statement below: