Govt announces public holiday tomorrowThe government has declared a public holiday tomorrow on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the Muslim community.
Eid celebrations mark an end to the month-long fast of Ramadan. The month, the most rigorous period of the Islamic lunar year, is when Muslims observe Roza (fasting)—abstaining from taking food, water and all other physical needs from sunrise to sunset.
Ever since the country was declared secular in 2008, the government has been declaring public holidays on both Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-Al-Adha (Bakr Eid), the second biggest festival of the community celebrated in November.
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notice on Monday informing about the government's decision to declare public holiday tomorrow.