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  According to the Ministry of Interior, the Nigerian Federal Government has declared Thursday, April 11, 2024, as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid al-Fitr. The announcement was made by the interior minister, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on Instagram.
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The holiday is in addition to the usual Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This year, Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on Wednesday, April 10. The additional public holiday on Thursday, April 11, is since the crescent moon that marks the end of the Muslim fast has not been sighted. Thus, this additional holiday gives Nigerians a three-day weekend to celebrate. In the press statement, the Minister of Interior congratulated the Muslim faithful for a successful Ramadan and reiterated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all.
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The announcement of the additional public holiday has been well-received by Nigerians. Many people have taken to social media to express their gratitude to the government. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion for Muslims around the world. It is a time for families and friends to come together to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Muslims typically celebrate Eid al-Fitr by attending special prayers, giving gifts to charity, and eating festive meals.
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The additional public holiday will allow Nigerians to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their loved ones. It is also a boost to the Nigerian economy, as many Nigerians will travel to their hometowns to celebrate with their families.
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This article was first published on 9th April 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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