Source:The Point Newspaper (Banjul)
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021
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 2021 Eid ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be observed on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Today's announcement reads ("His Excellency President Adama Barrow, acting under section 76 (1) of the Constitution (1997), is pleased to declare Tuesday 20th July 2021, a public holiday throughout The Gambia, in observance of the Muslim Feast of Eid-ul-Adha").
After a series of traditionally 1-day public holidays were extended to 2 days by Gambia's President, Adama Barrow (2021-05-11, 2020-07-29, 2020-05-22, 2019-06-03, 2018-12-24, 2017-06-22, 2018-08-20, 2016-09-09), today's announcement of a 1-day only public holiday for the upcoming Eid ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) was a bit of a surprise, with the Party Leader and Secretary General of the Gambia Action Party, Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly, calling on President Barrow "to revisit the declaration of making only Tuesday as a public holiday in observance of Tobaski feast".
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