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The Gambia to observe Public Holiday on Thursday Oct. 29

Africa Mawlid

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

The holiday is to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) 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 took the opportunity to wish Muslims at home and abroad a blessed holiday.