Another public holiday is right around the corner in the UAE with Eid Al Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) set to fall next weekend.
While there has been no confirmation in the UAE as to what the exact date of Eid Al Adha will be, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court recently announced it would fall on Friday, July 31.
Previously, as reported by Gulf News, top UAE astronomer Ibrahim Al Jarwan also predicted the Muslim holiday would likely fall on July 31.
“The crescent of the lunar month of Dhu Al Hijjah 1441 is to be spotted on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9.33pm UAE time,” he told the outlet back in May.
“July 22 will mark the first day of Dhu Al Hijjah month and Friday, July 31, shall be the first day of Eid Al Adha, according to astronomical calculations.”
While there has been no official announcement as of yet, a public holiday on Sunday, August 2 could be on the cards.
The rest of the UAE public holidays for 2020:
Islamic New Year
A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s expected to take place on Wednesday, August 19 or Thursday, August 20.
The Prophet’s Birthday
The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which will coincide with Wednesday, October 28, or Thursday, October 29.
Commemoration Day and National Day
To close out 2020, those in the UAE will have another three-day break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, Tuesday, December 1, and National Day, Wednesday, December 2, with a day off also on Thursday, December 3.
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