Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

FG declares Friday June 15, Monday June 18 public holidays

FG declares Friday June 15, Monday June 18 public holidays

NAN reports that the minister 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.

Muslims across the United Kingdom will celebrate Eid al-Fitr this weekend. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month.

The moon sighting committee will meet on Thursday to determine the exact holiday dates. Moreover, the onset of Eid also depends on where an individual is in the world and when the new moon is seen.

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The celebration will see Muslims have their first daytime meal in over a month, and hold celebrations at their homes and in Mosques.

Eid-ul-Fitr, however, has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) of two units generally offered in an open field or large hall which may be performed only in congregation (Jamm'at).

It also has an extra six takbir (raising hands to ears while saying "Allahu Akbar" meaning "God is the greatest").

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What is Eid ul Adha?

When Eid arrives, the celebration marking the fact Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael to show submission to Allah, the fast is broken for another year.

Ramadan officially began on May 16 this year, and lasts for a month. Muslims across India will celebrate this grand festival on 14 and 15 June, 2018.

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