UAE News Today : Politics

Is it a 6 or 9 day break?


Residents of the United Arab Emirates will have a long break of up to nine days to celebrate the Islamic holiday Eid Al Fitr. The UAE Cabinet announced that federal government employees will have a week’s holiday starting Monday, April 8, in addition to the usual weekend from Saturday to Sunday. However, private sector employees can have a vacation of nine or six days, depending on the sighting of the Moon and the length of Ramadan.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s longest break.

When is Eid Al Fitr 2024?

Eid Al Fitr in 2024 is expected to fall on April 9 or 10, depending on the sighting of the crescent moon. If Ramadan lasts 30 days, Eid will be April 10; If Ramadan lasts 29 days, the holiday will be April 9.

Does the Eid holiday start before the festival?

Yes, the Eid holiday begins before the festival, on the 29th of Ramadan. This corresponds to Monday, April 8 in the Gregorian calendar. The holiday begins on this date regardless of when the Moon is sighted, and applies to both public and private sector employees.

Will employees get a 9-day break regardless of when the Moon is visible?

Yeah, Government Employees You will have a 9-day break regardless of when the Moon is sighted. Including the preceding Saturday-Sunday weekend, the holiday for federal government employees runs from Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 14. They are scheduled to resume work on Monday, April 15.

For private sector employees, if Ramadan lasts 30 days, the Eid holiday starts from Monday, April 8 (Ramadan 29) to Friday, April 12 (Shawwal 3), with a total of nine days off, including the previous weekend And later. If Ramadan lasts 29 days, the break is from Monday, April 8 to Thursday, April 11, which represents a six-day break with the previous weekend.

Does this mean that Muslims will fast during the break?

Yes, if Ramadan lasts the full 30 days, Muslims will fast for the first two days of the break. If it lasts 29 days, they will observe the fast on the first day of the festival.

News Source: Khaleej Times


UAE News Today :

UAE News Today : Latest UAE News, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah & Middle East News : Get the latest updates & breaking headlines news from across the UAE including Dubai and Abu Dhabi UAE. Get the latest update on UAE, business, life style, UAE jobs, gold rate, Exchange rate, UAE holidays, Dubai police, RTA and prayer times from UAE's largest news.

Related Articles

Back to top button