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Gambia 2018 Maulud Nabi Public Holiday Announced

Source: The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia (Banjul)
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018


The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018, as a public holiday throughout the Gambia in honour of "Maulud-nabi", locally called "Gamo" to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The aforementioned announcement that Tuesday, November 20, 2018, had been declared as a public holiday throughout the Gambia to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, is in line with the announcement, a decade ago (2009-09-01), by then President Yaya Jammeh and the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council (SIC), that from then on the dates of Muslim public holidays would be calculated in line with the Umm al-Qura calendar used by Saudi Arabia (which does not observe a public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday).



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