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When is Eid al Fitr 2020 in the UAE?

The Eid Al-Fitr Holiday Dates for the UAE’s Public Sector have been Announced

UAE officials have confirmed the Eid Al-Fitr holiday dates for the public sector.

According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Eid Al-Fitr will take place from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.

Ramadan 29 is expected to take place on Friday, May 22, with Shawwal 3 expected to fall on Tuesday, May 26, which means that public sector workers will receive a five-day holiday.

While holiday dates for the UAE's private sector have not yet been announced, it is believed that those working in the private sector will also receive five days. In March of last year, the UAE Cabinet announced that moving forward all public and private sector employees will receive unified holidays.

Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The religious holiday is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Traditionally, the religious holiday sees millions of practicing Muslims across the globe gather at their local mosques to celebrate the holy occasion. This year, however, it is believed that mosques will remain closed, in an attempt to reduce the risk and spread of coronavirus. Should this change, we will, of course, keep you posted.

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