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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020


Eid-al-Fitr: Govt declares Monday, May 25 public holiday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Monday, May 25 is to be observed as a statutory public holiday, the Interior Ministry has said.

The day marks the Eid-al-Fitr celebration by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

The Interior Ministry in its statement said: “The general public is hereby notified that Sunday, 24th May, 2020, marks Eid-al-Fitr which is a Statutory Public Holiday.

“However, 24th May, 2020, falls on a Sunday and by Executive Instrument {E.I}, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601) has declared Monday, 25th May, 2020 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement read further.