Dubai: Eid Al Fitr holiday for private schools, universities, nurseries revealed

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

As Ramadan draws to a close, the anticipation for Eid al-Fitr, a significant celebration in the Islamic calendar, intensifies. However, the specific date for Eid al-Fitr remains uncertain, as it hinges on the sighting of the new moon.

In recent announcements, Dubai's private schools, universities, and nurseries have unveiled their holiday schedule for Eid al-Fitr. According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), these educational institutions will observe a break from April 8 to April 14. This extended hiatus, which includes the regular weekend, offers students a nine-day respite from academic routines.

Eid al-Fitr symbolizes the beginning of the month of Shawwal following the culmination of Ramadan, with its timing determined by the lunar calendar. While Indian-curriculum schools in Dubai have resumed classes, they will temporarily suspend operations for Eid Al Fitr starting from April 6. Conversely, students enrolled in international curriculum schools are currently enjoying an extended break for the spring holidays, with classes slated to resume after Eid on April 15.

Not only educational institutions but also private sector employees across the UAE will partake in the festivities of Eid al-Fitr. The government has officially declared the holiday period for private sector employees, spanning from April 8 to the third day of Shawwal. The observance of Eid al-Fitr aligns with the sighting of the new moon after the conclusion of Ramadan, as dictated by the Islamic calendar.

Although the end of Ramadan marks the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, the exact start of the celebrations is still dependent on seeing the new moon. Community members are looking forward to the approach of Eid al-Fitr, a time for joyful gatherings and spiritual meditation, amid the holiday preparations for schools and private sector workers.

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