April 24 declared a public holiday

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April 24 has been declared as public holiday, by the Government of Ghana for Muslims to celebrate the annual Eid-ul-Fitr.

In a statement, issued by the Ministry of Interior, the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration falls on Saturday and as such the President through an Executive Instrument declared April 24 as a public holiday.

“The public is hereby notified that Saturday, 22nd April 2023, marks Eid-ul-Fitr which is a statutory holiday.”

“However, in view of the fact that 22nd April falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has by Executive Instrument (E), in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, (Act 601) declared Monday, 24th April 2023 as an additional public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

This year’s month-long fasting by Muslims started on March 22, 2023, to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.

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