Source:The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia (Banjul)
Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 23, 2021
The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared Tuesday, October 19, 2021, as a public holiday throughout the Gambia in honour of "Maulud-nabi", locally called "World Gamo" (sic) to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
The aforementioned announcement that Tuesday, October 19, 2021, had been declared as a public holiday throughout the Gambia to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, is in line with the announcement, a decade ago (2009-09-01), by then President Yaya Jammeh and the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council, that from then on the dates of Muslim public holidays would be calculated in line with the Umm al-Qura calendar used by Saudi Arabia (which does not observe a public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday).
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