The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Maman Sidikou extends heartfelt wishes to the people of Somalia as they celebrate Eid ul Fitri.
Ambassador Sidikou congratulates the Somali people upon successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan, the period of prayer, sacrifice and soul searching.
“It is with great pleasure that I extend Eid ul Fitri wishes to our Somali brothers and sisters. May the spirit of reconciliation, peace and sacrifice upheld during the holy month extend to the rest of your lives and manifest itself further in the pursuit for peace in Somalia,” said Ambassador Sidikou.
He also commended the various Somali security institutions who have worked together with the African Union forces to ensure that the holy month was largely peaceful.
Muslims in Somali are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
People are encouraged to forgive and wish each other a happy, peaceful and prosperous year.
Somali government officials have also taken part in mass prayers held in Isbahaysiga Mosque of the capital Mogadishu.
Families traditionally buy new clothes and prepare sweets to give out to relatives and neighbors while adults give money to the children.