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Gambia 2020 Eid ul-Adha Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul)
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: August 13, 2021


The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in the Gambia for the Eid ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be observed on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1st, 2020.

Today's announcement ("In accordance to Section 76 (1) of the Constitution (1997), His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Friday, 31st July 2020, and Saturday, 1st August, 2020, as public holidays throughout The Gambia, in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Adha") that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be observed for 2 days, is in line with the recent trend by Gambia's President, Adama Barrow, of extending the annual public holidays of the Gambia by a second day (2020-05-22, 2019-06-03, 2018-12-24, 2017-06-22, 2018-08-20, 2016-09-09).



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