State House, Banjul, 18th September, 2018 – His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia acting under the provisions of section 76 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia declares Thursday, 20th September, 2018, as a Public Holiday throughout The Gambia in observance of the advent of the Muslim New Year also known as ‘Youmul Ashura’.

President Barrow and the First family pray that the New Year will bring good tidings of peace, stability, progress and development for our country.

The President wishes all Muslims in The Gambia and around the world a happy and blessed Youmul Ashura.

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