President Adama Barrow has declared today Saturday a public holiday in The Gambia in observance of Eidul Fitr. The president has also declared Monday 25 May a public holiday.

The late declaration comes as the Supreme Islamic Council cancelled its initial Eid date of Sunday.

The country’s top religious body on Friday appointed Sunday as Eid in The Gambia but flipped very late in the night after new information emerged.

The president has now improvised and has declared Saturday a public holiday instead of Sunday.

SIC’s cancellation of its initial pronouncement has caused confusion across the country.