President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has today congratulated Somali people on Eid Al-Fitri which is being celebrated in the country.
Eid-Al-Fitri is today celebrated in Somalia and many other Muslims countries across the world.
In a statement, the president wished the country and its people to live in peaceful and prosperous.
The president who commended the act of supporting the needy people urged the public to use the occasion to help each other.
The president also urged the public to work with the health officials to contain Coronavirus which affected the country.
“During these festival days, I urge you to work with the health agencies and abide by the directive and measures issued by the health department in order to protect our society,” the president said in the statement.
The Idd-ul-Fitr celebration is the culmination of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
When Ramadhan ends, “Shawwal” begins.
Unlike other Eid where Muslims used to join for communal prayer, for listening to further sermons (“khutba”), this Eid Muslims pray at their homes as mosques were closed to Coronavirus which affected people in the country.
Muslims around the world observe the event, which is a two-day Islamic festival starting from today.