interior cs fred matiang’i declares friday, may 14, 2021, a public holiday

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Fred Matiangi

by Helvine Achieng May 7, 2021

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has declared Friday, May 14, 2021, a public holiday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as  the "Festival of Breaking the Fast" or Lesser Eid. is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. 

This religious Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.Muslims around the world observe the day to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan where they reflect on their consecrations and the impact on their lives.

The day of Eid  falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.

Festivity days  mostly depend on the combination of astronomical calculations and the sighting of the new moon and its onset depends on an individual’s location on the globe, and when they see the moon.