The government of Uganda has declared Friday, 21 April as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, a religious festival for all Muslims around which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

This was disclosed in an official announcement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Ms. Catherine Bitarakwate dated Thursday, April 20, 2023.

“The Honorable Minister of Public Service informal the general public that tomorrow 21st April 2023 is Eid al Fitr and will be observed as a Public Holiday throughout Uganda pursuant to the Public Holiday Acts, 1965,” Ms. Bitarakwate’s announcement read.

This year, Eid ul Fitr is expected to be celebrated on Friday, 21st of April 2023, or on Saturday, 22nd of April 2023 with the exact date subject to change based on the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, 1444, the 10th month of the Islamic Calendar.

Ugandans will expect the official announcement of the Eid to be made via television, radio stations, and mosques today (Thursday) evening once the sighting of the moon has been confirmed.


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