Muslims to celebrate Eid Mubarak on July 7: Govt declares public holiday


The government of Malawi has declared July 7, 2016 a public holiday in the country to allow Muslims to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.

This has been disclosed in a Press statement released from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development made available to FaceofMalawi.

“The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has advised that this year’s Eid Ul-Fitri celebrations, marking the end of the month of Ramadhan, will be observed on July 7 2016. As such, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development wishes to declare Thursday, July 7 2016 as Eid Ul-Fitri Public Holiday.

“The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is, therefore, wishing all Muslims in Malawi and Diaspora Happy Eid Mubarak, and the general public a restful public holiday on Thursday, July 7 2016,” reads the statement in part.

Eid marks the end of the daily fasting through the month of Ramadan and the start of the next month, Shawwal.

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:

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