Eid-Al-Fitr will most likely be June 15, says IAC

  • Eid-Al-Fitr will most likely be June 15, says IAC

Eid-Al-Fitr will most likely be June 15, says IAC

A statement signed by Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister for Interior, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the day marks the Eid-ul-Fitr festival celebrated by the Islamic Community after fasting for twenty-nine (29) or thirty (30) days in the month of Ramadan.

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 short, it's not the news we were hoping for.

In London, the sun is due to set on Thursday night at 9.19pm. Many Muslims also recite the takbir, which is the declaration of faith, on their way to the prayer ground and take part in Zakat al-Fitr (charitable contributions).

During Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final Thursday, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up.

The holiday of the private sector has been announced as the first and second day of the month of Shawwal, so depending when Eid starts, Shawwal 1 will either begin on either Friday, June 15, or Saturday, June 16.

The traditional greeting of "Eid Mubarak" is used by Muslims during the holy festival around the world and you will undoubtedly see it being sent around social media.

How do you celebrate Eid?