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Malawi Public Holidays July 6-7

Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe)
Posted: Monday, July 4, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: May 12, 2021

Malawi's Ministry Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development, Stuart Ligome, has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays had been decided by the Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) as Thursday, July 7, 2016, and that the Malawi government had declared that date as a non-working public holiday in Malawi on account of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).

As per the aforementioned announcement ("The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Developnent is, therefore, wishing all Muslims in Malawi and in Diaspora, Happy Eid Mubarak, and the general public a restful public holiday on Thursday, 7th July, 2016."), the expected date or the 2016 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays in Malawi was July 6, but as this coincides with the Independence Day annual public holiday of Malawi, the Muslims Association of Malawi decided to shift the date to July 7, 2016.

Note that, for years, the MAM (Moslems Association of Malawi) has been calling on the Government of Malaei to also declare Eid-ul-Qurban and the day for the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, as official public holidays in Malawi (2007-07-07).

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