Hargeysa, Somaliland, August 18, 2012 (SL Times) Ė Like Muslims around
the world, the people of Somaliland are getting ready to say farewell to
the Holy month of Ramadan and welcome Idd al-Fitr celebrations.
The Idd celebration is also a good occasion for businesses to make
money, especially clothing stores since a lot of people buy new clothes
so they can look at their best during the celebrations.
One merchant told Haatuf Newspaper that they were seeing increased
business activity by the fifteenth of the month of Ramadan with a lot of
parents buying new clothing for their children.
Police have also increased their patrols of the main market in the city
of Hargeysa to maintain law and order and to prevent thieves from
Despite feeling the excitement of the coming of Idd, low income
families, however, have been complaining about the high prices of