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Kindiki declares Wednesday a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has declared Wednesday, April 10 a national public holiday to mark Idd ul-Fitr.

Kindiki made the announcement in a Gazette Notice dated April 9, 2023.

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“It is notified for the general information of the public that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, the 10th April 2023, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd ul-Fitr,”- Kindiki said in the Gazette Notice.

Eid festivities begin after the sighting of a new crescent moon.

What’s Idd-ul-Fitr ?

It’s an Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month when devout Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset. Ramadan is a time of increased worship, charity, and good deeds.

Idd-ul-Fitr means the feast, or festival, of breaking the fast.

Islam follows a lunar calendar and so Ramadan and Idd cycle through the seasons.

This year, the first day of Idd-ul-Fitr is expected to be on or around April 10; the exact date may vary among countries and Muslim communities.

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