As per the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, dates have confirmed the Eid Al Fitr holiday period for the public sector (Government workers) in the Islamic Calendar (Hijri).
A post on Twitter has been shared announcing that the Eid al-Fitr holiday for the Federal Government is from Ramadan 29 until the Shawwal 3.
Eid al –Fitr holiday for the Federal Government from 29th of Ramadan until the 03rd of Shawwal pic.twitter.com/P3UVvglmfy
— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) April 13, 2023
However, the moon-sighting committee will convene on the night Ramadan 29 to confirm the dates of Eid. Depending on this, the holiday could begin from Thursday, April 20 and run until Sunday, April 23, with regular working hours then resuming on Monday, April 24, 2023.
How long is the break for?
The Eid Al Fitr holiday will begin on Thursday April 20 in the UAE.
This completely depends on when the moon is sighted The start date of the break does not depend on when the moon is sighted as Ramadan 29 falls on April 20. If the moon is spotted on that night, the break is from Thursday, April 20, until Sunday, April 23.
If the moon is not seen on that night, residents will have an additional day off since Ramadan 30 will also be a holiday. It’s still yet to be confirmed by the sighting of the moon as to whether the Eid break will be four or five days, but work will resume either on Monday April 24 or Tuesday April 25, depending on whether Ramadan is 29 or 30 days.
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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