Government has declared Monday, 25th May, 2020 as a statutory holiday for Muslims to celebrate Eidul-Fitir.
The celebration, an Islamic festival, climaxes the month long (29/30) days of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.
A statement signed by Interior Minister Ambrose 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.l), His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Monday, 25th May, 2020 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”The statement added.
Meanwhile, this year’s celebration come off Sunday, 24th May without the Eid congregational prayer due to the imposition of a ban on public gathering caused by the Coronavirus epidemic.
President Akuffo-Addo in a televised address Sunday, May 10 extended the ban on public gatherings including religious activities until May 31, 2020.