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08 Jun 2024 | Sat 18:49
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Eid-al-Adha holidays
June 20 declared a gov’t holiday
This was announced after the crescent moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was sighted
Eid-al-Adha is to fall on 16 June 2024
The government will resume on 23 June 2024

20 June 2024 has been declared a government holiday.

In a directive issued on Friday, the President’s Office revealed that President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has declared June 20, which falls on a Thursday, a government holiday.

The changes were made to the calendar by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, announcing that Dhul Hijjah commenced on 7 June 2024.

This was announced after the crescent moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was sighted.

This means that the day of Arafat now falls on 15 June 2024.

Following this, Eid-al-Adha is expected to fall on 16 June 2024.

Earlier, the government designated June 17, 18, and 19 as government holidays in commemoration of Eid al-Adha celebrations.

The President’s Office revealed that June 20 has been declared a government holiday in a bid to ease any possible inconveniences that may surface for the public, in returning from their holiday trips.

With this announcement, the government will now resume on 23 June 2024.

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Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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