Friday declared holiday to mark Eidul-Fitr

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During Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final Thursday, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that public sector workers in the UAE would get at least Thursday, June 14 off for the Eid Al Fitr long weekend.

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The holiday of the private sector has been announced as the first and second day of the month of Shawwal, so depending when Eid starts, Shawwal 1 will either begin on either Friday, June 15, or Saturday, June 16.

Eid ul-Fitr falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the only day in that month when Muslims are not permitted to fast.

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Eid is also a period of finery, when Muslims dress in their best clothes and give gifts to their friends and family.

The word "Eid" means "feast" or "festival".

NAN reports that the minister congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

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