The number of expected Eid al-Fitr vacation days in the UAE

Take out your calendars and start planning. Within a month, the United Arab Emirates will be celebrating the longest public holiday of the year.

Residents were able to take advantage of up to nine days off throughout the month of April in order to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which is observed following the Ramadan holy month.

Vacation for the public or private sectors

This means that workers in the United Arab Emirates, whether they are employed in the public or private sector, are able to take a lengthy break without having to use up their 30-day annual leave.

On the evening of Sunday, March 10, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed the crescent Moon, which, according to the Islamic Hijri calendar, indicates the beginning of a new month. This is contrary to the calculations made by astronomers. As a result, the first day of Ramadan was the eleventh of March.

It is possible that Ramadan will run either 29 or 30 days, just like every other month on the Islamic calendar, depending on when the Moon is visible. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr is observed on the first day of Shawwal, which is the month that follows the month of Ramadan.

According to the list of holidays that the government of the United Arab Emirates has issued for both the public and private sectors, people will be given a break to celebrate Eid al-Fitr beginning on Ramadan 29 and continuing until Shawwal 3. When Ramadan is thirty days long, the day of Eid is April 10th. Should the month consist of 29 days, the Islamic holiday will take place on April 9th.

In each of the two possible possibilities, the holiday will play out as follows:

Eid al-Fitr holiday if Ramadan is 30 days long

The Eid break begins on Monday, April 8 (day of Ramadan 29) and continues until Friday, April 12 (date of Shawwal 3), assuming that Ramadan is thirty days long. Taking into account the Saturday and Sunday weekends that come before and after the break, the total number of days off that are available is nine. Therefore, the break will begin on Saturday, April 6, and continue until Sunday, April 14.

Eid al-Fitr holiday if Ramadan is 29 days long

If the month of Ramadan lasts for a total of 29 days, then residents will be compensated with six days off, which will include the weekend. Beginning on Monday, April 8 (this is the 29th day of Ramadan), the Eid break will last until Thursday, April 11. There will be a total of six days off if you take into account the weekend that falls between Saturday and Sunday before the break. Therefore, the break will begin on Saturday, April 6, and last until Thursday, April 11.

The Eid holiday will be the second public holiday of the year, following the holiday that is observed on January 1st for the New Year. The following break will be to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, which will result in inhabitants receiving four days off, with the exception of the weekend in the month of June. The Islamic New Year, which occurs on Muharram 1 in July, and the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, which occurs in September, will be followed by holidays. The United Arab Emirates observes their National Day on December 2 and 3, which is the final public holiday.

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