Nigerian 2019 Eid-il-Kabir Public Holidays August 12-13
Source:The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Nigerian Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 12 and 13, 2019, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-il-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays of Nigeria for the calendar year 2019.
The aforementioned date of Monday, August 12, 2019, as the first day of the 2019 Eid-il-Kabir public holidays of Nigeria, confirms, once more (2016-09-07, 2015-09-13, 2014-09-27, 2013-10-12, 2013-10-11 and 2012-10-22), that the Nigerian Government seemed to have abandoned its previous practice of following the Libyan Muslim calendar (2007-09-14), and and even the Saudi one (2015-09-13) seeming to prefer to use more local criteria for the determination of the beginning of each Islamic month, as Kenya has done for many years.
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