Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul)
The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Thursday, September 24, 2015, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski, and corresponding annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia.
For the 6th year in a row (27-Sep-2014, 11-Oct-2013, 01-Nov-2011, 15-Nov-2010 and 20-Nov-2009), and contrary to the year before that (04-Dec-2008), the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council is announcing ("The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council would like to inform the general public that Tuesday the 15th of September 2015 would be the first day of Jul Idja the 12th month of the Muslim Calendar, and the day of Arafat will be on Wednesday 23rd of September 2015.") a date in line with that announced by Saudi Arabia (13-Sep-2015).
Six years ago (01-Sep-2009), Gambia's President, Yaya Jammeh, and the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council (SIC), had jointly announced that from now on the dates of Muslim public holidays would be calculated in line with the Umm al-Qura calendar used by Saudi Arabia.
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• 2015-09-13: Saudi Arabia Moves 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holiday
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• 2013-10-11: Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 15
• 2011-11-01: Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6
• 2010-11-15: Gambia Announces Tobaski Public Holiday
• 2009-11-20: Gambia Announces Tobaski Public Holiday Date
• 2009-09-01: Gambia Revises Muslim Public Holidays Date Reckoning
• 2008-12-04: Gambia Announces December 9 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday