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Eid al-Fitr in The Gambia

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid al-Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid al-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJul 18Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2016ThuJul 7Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2019TueJun 4Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2021ThuMay 13Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2022TueMay 3Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2023SatApr 22Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2024WedApr 10Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2025MonMar 31Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday

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