The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21 and Monday April 24, 2023 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr.
Eid-el-Fitr, a statutory public holiday, may fall on Friday or Saturday, April 22, 2023.
In the meantime, a statement by the Ministry of Interior indicated that the President has, by an Executive Instrument (EI), and in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601); declared Friday and Monday, April 21 & 24, 2023, as public holidays.
Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed in Ramadan and throughout the month, they fast and engage in other rituals to get closer to Allah.
Eid-el-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).
Meanwhile, the day is celebrated to mark the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.