The government has announced that Thursday, May 13 will be a public holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr, a day observed by Muslims to end the month of Ramadhan.
“The Honourable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that Thursday 13th May 2021 is Eid-el- Fitr and will be observed as a public holiday throughout Uganda,” the statement from the Ministry of Public Service reads.
The director of Sharia at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Sheikh Twaibu Ali Mpanso , informed the nation that since the crescent was not sighted on Tuesday evening, Eid Fitr will be celebrated on May 13 2021.
Ramadhan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar in which Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.
Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam commemorated by abstaining from drinking and eating from dates of the start of the month keep moving every year in the lunar calendar, which explains the varying starting and ending of fasting dates.
Dates of the start of the month keep moving every year in the lunar calendar, which explains the varying start and end of fasting dates.