UAE announces Eid holidays for private sector

Pauline Gross
June 19, 2017

GETTYEid al-Fitr marks the end of the month of RamadanWhat is Eid al-Fitr?

The authority also offered greetings on the occasion to the people of the UAE and the Arab and Muslim nations around the world. The name translates into English as the "festival of breaking of the fast". It is usually celebrated for one, two or three days.

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Muslims pray during mass to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, July 17, 2015. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are the most important holidays in Islam.

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Eid al-Fitr should not be confused with Eid al-Adha, or the "sacrifice Feast", a four-day-long festivity that begins on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar.

According to an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the first and second day of Eid are paid holidays for private sector employees.

M - The exact date of Eid al-Fitr will be confirmed on June 21, the fatwa department of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan reported.

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