INDONESIA TO CELEBRATE HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI ON WEDNESDAY

JAKARTA, Aug 29 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian government has fixed Hari

Raya Aidilfitri, 1 Syawal 1432 Hijrah for Wednesday, Aug 31.

The date was announced by Indonesia''s Religious Minister Suryadharma Ali at

a meeting of Islamic groups'' representatives from all over the country at the

Religious Ministry here tonight.

Although the government announced Hari Raya on Wednesday, the Muhammadiyah

members, one of the biggest Islamic groups in Indonesia, will still celebrate

Aidilfitri tomorrow instead.

The Muhammadiah representative sought permission from Suryadharma Ali for

the group to celebrate Aidilfitri tomorrow and requested protection for its

members when they performed their prayers a day earlier from the rest of the

Muslims in the country.

-- BERNAMA

AFY PA JRL

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