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Idd-ul-Fitr: Govt declares Monday, May 25 public holiday

The government has declared Monday, May 25 a public holiday to allow Muslim faithful in Kenya to mark Idd-ul-Fitr celebrations.

The holiday has been gazetted in a notice dated May 20 from the office of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

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“It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Monday, 25th May, 2020, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr,” the notice reads.

As a tradition, Eid-ul-Fitr is a day of celebration that is normally marked by eating and handing out gifts.

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However, the necessities of social distancing typified by social distancing in a bid to tame the means the celebrations will be restricted to family level.

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