Eid-El-Fitr: FG declares public holidays

Eid al Fitr 2018 Has the moon been sighted

Getty Eid al Fitr lasts three days and is also known as the “Breaking of the fast” following Ramadan

Free parking in Dubai will be activated on 29 Ramadan (Thursday June 14) and applies until 3 Shawaal 1439H (Sunday June 17).

Countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh started observing fast from May 16 this year.

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

"The general public is hereby informed that Friday, 15th June, 2018 which marks the celebration of Eidul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country", the statement from the Ministry said.

The celebration will see Muslims have their first daytime meal in over a month, and hold celebrations at their homes and in Mosques. Moreover, Meethi Eid has got people to prepare traditional Eid desserts for their family and friends.

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

The second most important festival in the islamic calendar is Eid ul Adha, which is regarded as the Greater Eid.

During this time Muslims will feast on an animal divided into three parts.

The festival falls from the 21st of August to the 25th, and celebrates the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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