Tuesday declared public holiday in Kano as Islamic year begins

Kano State Government has declared Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 as Public Holiday, to mark the beginning of the new Islamic calendar 1438 A.H.

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar.

The State Government had on Friday, 30th September, 2016 organized a prayer session at the Government House Mosque in Kano, to usher in the new Islamic year, which coincided with activities marking the nation’s 56th anniversary celebration.

In the same vein, the State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, accompanied by top government officials, visited some hospitals in the state capital to show sympathy with the sick and had prayed for their speedy recuperation in line with Islamic etiquette.

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