Edi Al-Fetir Al-Mubarek was today celebrated nationwide in a colorful manner.
Asmara, 28 July 2014 – Edi Al-Fetir Al-Mubarek was today celebrated nationwide in a colorful manner.
The celebrations here in the capital witnessed the presence of thousands of the faithful early in the morning hours at Bahti Meskerm Square. Also present were senior Government and PFDJ officials, diplomats, religious leaders and thousands of the faithful.
The Eritrean Mufti, Sheik Al-Amin Osman Al-Amin, led the Salat Eid prayer. In a religious message he conveyed, the Mufti called on the faithful to practise the values of love and mutual assistance, among others. Sheik Al-Amin Osman further underlined the need to demonstrate assistance to the needy and tolerance, as well as other virtues.
Meanwhile, a public holiday jointly organized by the Ministry of Information and the Eritrean Police Headquarters was conducted at the Expo grounds in connection with Eid Al-Fetir celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, Col. Mehari Tsegai, Commander of the Eritrean Police Force, extended message of goodwill to the Eritrean people in general and followers of the Islamic Faith in particular in connection with the religious event. He also noted the significance of the Eritrean people celebrating religious holidays in unison.
The public celebrations at the Expo grounds witnessed cultural performance by the Irab cultural troupe of the Eritrean Police Force.