The government has declared next Friday a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in a gazette notice declared May 14 a public holiday in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act.
The festival of Idd-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr with prayers called “Salat Al Eid” in Arabic.
Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called “Rakat”.
The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.
Like last year, this years celebrations will be marked under strict observance of Covid-19 containment measures.
The nationwide curfew is still intact as well as restriction on the number of people allowed in places of worship.