The Nigerian government has set aside two days as public holidays in August for the 2019 Id el Kabir celebrations, Concise News reports.
Concise News had reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslims across the country to look out for the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah 1440 A.H on Thursday.
The President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) added that the new moon will usher in the 12th month of the Islamic calendar
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah 1440 A.H on August 1 and report to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar III,” it read.
“May Allah (SWT) help us in the discharge of this religious duty. Amen.”
Id el Kabir 2019 Holidays Date(s) In Nigeria
Monday and Tuesday 12th and 13th August, 2019