Source:The Point Newspaper (Banjul)
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: April 30, 2021
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 (2014-09-27, 2013-10-11, 2011-11-01, 2010-11-15 and 2009-11-20), and contrary to the year before that (2008-12-04), 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 (2015-09-13).
Six years ago (2009-09-01), 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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