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Mali Declares Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday May 23

Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako)
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 30, 2022

Earlier tonight, Mali's Minister of Religious Affairs, after consultations with Mali's Commission nationale d’observation de la lune, has announced that Saturday, May 23, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Mali for the Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday (End of Ramadan, aka. Seli N'Jitini Kalo in Mali).

The announcement of Saturday, May 23, 2020, as the 2020 Mali public holiday for the Aïd al-Fitr is an amendment to the list of 2020 public holidays in the Mali (2020-01-13). Additionally, the reported sighting of the Moon of Shawwal, earlier tonight, in Dioila, Diolo, Boureme et Bamaba, cannot have been correct.

Recall that the same situation occurred, last year (2019-06-02), when Mali's Minister of Religious Affairs declared Monday, June 3, 2019, as the public holiday for the End of Ramadan in the Mali, in contradiction with the previously-released list of 2019 Mali public holidays (2019-01-15). Last year's announcement could also not correspond to an accurate sighting of the first crescent of the New Moon.

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