Lebanon News

Eid al-Fitr holiday extended to Wednesday

Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Government institutions, public departments and municipalities will remain closed until Wednesday after Prime Minister Tammam Salam extended the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The decision was made after the Higher Islamic Council announced Tuesday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiites.

The Sunni Dar al-Fatwa and the office of late Shiite Preacher Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah announced that Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, fell Monday.





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