Public Holiday

FG Declares Public Holiday To Mark Eid-ul-Mawlud

In commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Nigeria has declared public holiday. The Federal Government has declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in …

Today is Ash Wednesday.

This came as the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has urged Nigerians to pray for the country’s freedom from the bondage of corruption. According to a release by Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Gabriel Osu, “the Lenten season is a period of 40 days during which Christians are encouraged to intensify …

Bride Marianna Fenn and bridegroom Toby Ricketts stand on a jetty in Akaroa harbor, New Zealand, Saturday April 16, 2016. New Zealand hosted the world's first Pastafarian wedding.

Dutch Court Rules That Pastafarianism Is Not In Fact A Religion, Flying Spaghetti Monster Denied Recognition

The Dutch council of state has announced their verdict that they will not recognize Pastafarianism as a religion after a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower requested to wear a colander in her passport and driver’s license photos, reports The Guardian. The Netherlands’ highest court denied follower Mienke de Wilde’s request to wear the …