UAE announces Eid Al Fitr holiday for private sector

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

The conclusion of the sacred month of Ramadan is commemorated with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, a significant occasion observed by Muslims worldwide. In alignment with this tradition, the UAE government has declared official holidays for private sector employees nationwide to honor Eid al-Fitr.

The designated break will commence on Monday, April 8, and extend until 3 Shawwal, according to the Islamic calendar. The duration of Ramadan varies, spanning either 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar sighting. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, following the conclusion of Ramadan.

The Eid vacation will begin on Monday, April 8 (Ramadan 29) and end on Friday, April 12 (Shawwal 3), assuming that Ramadan lasts for 30 days. From April 6th through the 14th, inclusive of the two weekends before and after, there will be a nine-day holiday.

Alternatively, if Ramadan lasts for 29 days, residents will enjoy a six-day break, inclusive of the weekend. The Eid holiday period will span Monday, April 8 (Ramadan 29), to Thursday, April 11. Factoring in the weekend prior to the break, the total duration remains six days, from Saturday, April 6, to Thursday, April 11.

Eid al-Fitr is a momentous occasion symbolizing the culmination of Ramadan, marked by spiritual reflection, gratitude, and communal celebration. Governmental directives have been issued to ensure that both federal and public sector employees have the opportunity to partake in the festivities. Federal government employees will relish a nine-day hiatus, while public sector workers in Sharjah will enjoy an extended ten-day break, inclusive of three-day weekends.

As the holiday approaches, anticipation and excitement reverberate throughout the UAE, with preparations underway among residents. From selecting elegant attire to preparing traditional cuisine, the fervor for the impending festivities steadily builds across the nation. Stay informed about the latest developments.

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