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

Eid al Fitr 2015 Significance History And Lesser Known Facts About The Biggest Islamic Festival

Eid al Fitr 2015 Significance History And Lesser Known Facts About The Biggest Islamic Festival

This year, their answer has been: "Either on June 15 or 16".

He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

The Islamic holy month of fasting is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman also issued a directive last Tuesday to extend this year's Eid Al Fitr holiday.

Eid festivities begin after the sighting of the crescent moon. It was also added the some Islamic countries opt for telescopes to sight the moon, whereas other countries only call Ramadan when the new moon is spotted with the naked eye or without the telescopes.

Earlier, the federal government made all-out efforts to celebrate Eid on the same day across the country through sending the controversial Khateeb Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai to Dubai just a few days before Eidul Fitr but unfortunately they failed in this regard.

On Thursday, the sun in Delhi-NCR will set at 7:22 pm and that is when devotees will break their fast. In Delhi-NCR, moon sighting can be hard as the sky has been engulfed with thick haze.

Private sector staff will be off for the first and second days of the month of Shawwal (expected to be either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday), the ministry said on Twitter.

If Ramadan ends at 29 days and Eid falls on Friday, private sector firms will be closed until Saturday, with work resuming on Sunday.

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