The Federal Government has extended the public holidays for the Sallah Break Celebration (Eid-ul Fitr, Eid-al Fitr, Eid-el Fitr) to Thursday 7th Of July, 2016.
A statement from the office Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bassey Okon Akpanyung and released today, states that the extension is as a result of the decision of the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to extend the Ramadan fast to today Tuesday July 5th following the non-sighting of the moon.
Eid-ul Fitr Also known as Eid-al Fitr or Eid-el Fitri is an important Sallah Break celebration for Muslims, marking the end of the month-long fast during Ramadan and marks the beginning of the new month Shawwal.
2016 Public Holiday For Sallah Break Celebration Schedule (Eid-ul Fitr, Eid-al Fitr, Eid-el Fitr)
Date: 6th and 7th Of July.
Day: Wednesday and Thursday.
Holiday: Sallah Break Celebration (Eid-ul Fitr, Eid-al Fitr, Eid-el Fitr)
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