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Senegal 2020 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays May 24-25

Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Organisations professionnelles, Samba Sy, has announced that the upcoming Korité (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Senegal would be observed on Sunday, May 24, 2020, with a day in lieu public holiday having been declared by the government of Senegal, on Monday, May 25, 2020 ("Si une fête religieuse coïncide avec un dimanche, le lundi suivant est, de par la loi, déclaré jour férié").

The minister went on to explain that the Monday, day in lieu, public holiday as it was difficult to go back to work on a Mondaty after a holiday (il est assez difficile que les gens observent une fête religieuse le dimanche et reprennent le travail le lendemain).

Contrary to what often happens (2015-09-17, 2014-09-26, 2013-10-09, 2011-08-30 and 2007-12-18), though less in more recent years (2018-06-13), all the Senegalese Muslim communities, including the Coordination des musulmans de Dakar, have announced that they would follow the recommendations of the National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL), possibly as these are in agreement with the date announced by Saudi Arabia, this year.

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