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Gambia Extends 2016 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul)
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: August 13, 2021

The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Tobaski (aka Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) would be extended from its previously-announced date of September 12, 2016, to last 2 days, including Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Today's announcement ("The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa, GMRG, FAAICL, is pleased to declare Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13, 2016 as Public Holidays to be observed throughout The Islamic Republic of The Gambia in recognition of Eid-ul-Adha commonly referred to as ‘Tobaski’. His Excellency the President and the First Family wish you all a happy Tobaski.") follows one earlier this week, by the President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) who had announced that Monday, September 12, 2016, 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.

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