The Government has declared Friday 14th May 2021 a public holiday to mark the Idd-ul-Fitr.
The announcement was made by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said in a Gazette notice dated 5th May 2021.
Muslims across the World began fasting in the 3rd week of April after sighting the moon, amid severe precautions due to COVID-19.
During the month of Ramadhan Muslims are expected to observe strict fasting between dawn and dusk and participate in pious activities such as Koran recitation, prayers and charitable giving.
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho took time to wish Muslims across the Country a blessed Idd-ul-Fitr ahead of the holiday.
Friday, May 14, 2021 is hereby declared a public holiday to ensure our Muslim brothers and sisters mark the Idd-ul-Fitr festival successfully.
— Dr. Eng. Karanja Kibicho (@Karanjakibicho) May 7, 2021
Ramadhan is a time for renewing faith and purifying ‘heart and soul’ for the millions who share in the Muslim faith around the world.
The 30 days period is a time to reflect, fast and hold special night prayers among other things.
During the period, Muslims forgo food and water with the exemption of Children, the elderly and the mentally challenged as well as sexual relations from dawn to dusk.