As we move into the final week of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the UAE has confirmed the holiday dates for Eid Al Fitr for both the public and private sectors.
Public sector holidays
Yesterday, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced the holiday dates for public sector employees in a Twitter post, which has since been deleted.
It was initially confirmed that the dates for the public sector holidays would be from Ramadan 29 and end on Shawwal 3 which would have been approximately a four or five-day break, but now the UAE Government Media Office has confirmed the public sector will get an eight-day break.
This means, following this latest announcement, federal government employees will be off from April 30 to May 8, returning to work on May 9.
#مجلس_الوزراء يعتمد قراراً بتحديد عطلة عيد الفطر المبارك لمدة أسبوع بحيث تبدأ العطلة الرسمية للحكومة الاتحادية من يوم السبت الموافق 30 إبريل ولغاية الجمعة الموافق 6 مايو 2022#الإمارات pic.twitter.com/NkMYFHK52Y
— UAEGOV (@UAEmediaoffice) April 21, 2022
Private sector employees
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation confirmed the dates for private sector employees in the UAE would be Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.
#MOHRE announces that 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal for the year 1433 AH will be a paid leave for all private-sector workers in the country in celebration of #EidAlFitr. pic.twitter.com/9nggqHlSIT
— MOHRE_UAE وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) April 21, 2022
Each year, the Holy Month of Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days, depending upon when the new crescent moon appears. In short, the public holiday will start on Saturday, April 30 and last until either Tuesday, May 3 or Wednesday, May 4, depending on the moon sighting.
What is Eid Al Fitr?
In the Islamic Calendar, Eid Al Fitr marks the official end of Ramadan and is the first day of Shawwal.
During the Holy Month Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset for around 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon.
Eid Al Fitr marks the end of fasting, and literally translates in English to the “feast of breaking the fast”.
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