Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, May 25, a public holiday.
The holiday will be to mark the Idd-Ul-Fitr fete marking the end of Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadhan.
In a Gazette Notice dated May 20, the CS notifies the public of the holiday which will be the first without the normal color and pomp thanks to the COVID-19 plague which has acted as an equalizer affecting many aspects of life.
During the holy month, Muslims are normally obliged to abstain from food and sexual acts using the period to pray and reflect on the community.
Ramadhan is known to be one of the five key pillars that the religion relies on.
The period is normally 29 to 30 days-long dependent on the behavior of the crescent moon on the onset and towards the end of the fasting period.