Embassy to close for Muslim End of Ramadan Feast

The Embassy will close for the feast of Ramadan.

Often abbreviated to Eid and popularly known in Cameroon as the Djoulde Soumae. The feast of Eid al-Fitr (Djoulde Soumae), is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fidr means “to purify”; and so the holiday symbolizes he purification after completing the fasting month which is after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Eid ul-Fitr (Djoulde Soumae) lasts for one day of celebrations (yet, is celebrated for two to ten days in some counties). The end of Ramadan is a joyous time when everyone runs to the Eid prayers and praises Allah. It is a time when Muslims will visit loves ones and visit neighbours near and far.

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr (Djoulde Soumae) is also a public Holiday in the Republic of Cameroon.

The Embassy re-opens again to the public on Tuesday 27th June 2017.


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