Muslims in Ghana are marking the end of Ramadan with the celebration of the Eid-UL-Fitr prayers on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Eid-ul-Fitr is an Islamic festival celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, a month-long fasting period for Muslims.

The date, which was announced in a statement from the office of the NHC signed by its chairman, Sheik Mahmoud Gedel, will see Muslims gather on various prayer grounds around the country to mark the celebration.

In Accra, they are expected to gather at the Independence Square for the national event where speeches will be delivered and prayers will be said for the national and the Muslim community in the world for peace, development and social cohesion.

The National Chief Imam, Dr Shiekh Osumanu Sharubutu will lead the prayers in Accra with a message to the Muslim community while government officials will use the occasion to underscore the need for peaceful co-existence in the country.

Meanwhile, the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) on Friday congratulated Muslims for successfully observing this year’s Ramadan.

As annually observed, Government has declared Monday a public Holiday in a statement signed by the Interior Minister, Mark Owen Woyongo.

“The general public is hereby, informed that Monday 20th July 2015, has been declared a public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

Source: Dorcas Aba Annan

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