Get ready for a six-day long weekend as UAE astronomers have predicted Eid Al-Adha to fall on June 28, 2023.
Looking for any further confirmation to plan your holiday around Eid Al-Adha? Here’s your cue. The Emirates Astronomy Society has forecasted a long weekend in June, starting from Wednesday June 28, giving the residents enough time to plan a relaxing break.
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of Emirates Astronomy Society, predicted that Dhul Hijjah will start on Monday June 19. Eid Al-Adha, which falls on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar, would then most likely be on Wednesday June 28.
Arafat Day, which falls one day before Eid, is likely to be on Tuesday, June 27. While the confirmation of it all still depends on the sighting of the moon, this prediction however will help you prepare better for your holiday.
Residents of UAE will celebrate this public holiday from Tuesday June 27 until July 2 (which includes the weekend).
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The festival of Eid Al-Adha is all about commemorating Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to God and his willingness to sacrifice his son, after receing a command from the almighty in his dream. But after observing his dedication regardless of the plight of the situation, God replaced Ibrahim’s son with a sheep, symbolising it as the the spirit of the festival.
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