UAE: Eid Al Fitr 2021 Dates Announced

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 04 May 2021
UAE: Eid Al Fitr 2021 Dates Announced

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in the UAE confirmed on Tuesday that public sector employees will get days off in celebration of Eid, starting from the 29th day of Ramadan to the 3rd day of Shawwal according to the Islamic calendar. 

The 29th of Ramadan corresponds to Tuesday, May 11. This would mean a long weekend for employees of the UAE public sector. The 3rd day of Shawwal is expected to be on Saturday, May 15.  While the exact dates are subject to moon-sighting.

In the UAE, public and private sector employees have a unified calendar of holidays but the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) will make the official announcement for private sector employees.

Eid Al Fitr means the “festival of ending the fast” it is marked by a special prayer on the morning of the first of Shawwal.

Usually on Eid Al Fitr Muslims give Zakat Al Fitr, a donation to charity given during Ramadan and before Eid Al Fitr, in the form of food.

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