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Barrow announces public holiday in observance of Maulud Nabi

Oct 28, 2020, 11:52 AM

State House, Banjul, 27 October 2020: His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia has declared, Thursday, 29th October 2020 as a public holiday throughout the country in observance of Maulud Nabi, locally called “GAMO” which will be observed on Wednesday night, 28th October 2020.  

The holiday is to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) with an all night vigil.  Muslims recite the Holy Quran, narrate the life history of the Prophet of Islam as a model for Muslims as well as invoke religious songs throughout the night.   

President Barrow takes this opportunity to wish Muslims at home and abroad a blessed holiday.

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