Wednesday, June 5, will be a public holiday to allow for Muslim faithful to adequately celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr, the government has announced.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi made the announcement on Monday, June 3, through a gazzette notice, officially paving way for celebrations.
“With the declaration of a public holiday of general observance, Kenyans of all faiths will be able to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in celebrating that auspious and holy day,” a gazette notice from the Ministry of Interior read.
As is the custom, Muslims all over the world will open the day with Eid prayers before embarking on celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.
The day is typically spent alongside friends and family with food and gifts to the less fortunate being the order of the day.
Kartelo’s sweet message to his mother: