The government has declared Thursday, May 13, 2021, as a public holiday, as Muslims celebrate their annual Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Ministry of Interior, in a statement, said the day is a statutory public holiday and the general public should observe it as such.
“Thursday 13th May 2021, which marks Eid-ul-Fitr is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement added.
This year’s month-long fasting by Muslims started on April 13, 2021, to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.
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-ul-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).
The day marks the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.