It is going to be a long holiday for the citizens of Kenya during this weekend, with the scarcity of money and above all, the navigation of the month date. The government of Kenya has gazetted Monday June 26 2017 as a public holiday to celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr.
Idd-ul-Fitr shall be a holiday since it will be the end of the month of Ramadhan. The month, characterised by dawn(morning) to dusk(evening) fasting by Muslims and their religion, lasts 29 or 30 days depending on the lunar cycle each and every year.
Mr. Joseph Nkaisserry, the Interior Cabinet Secretary of Kenya declared next Monday (26th June 2017) a public holiday in a special Gazette notice published on Tuesday.
This year’s Ramadhan coincided with skyrocketing prices of basic essential commodities, food shortages across the nation due to drought and rising political temperatures ahead of this years general elections that will be held in August 8 2017.