UAE announces public sector holidays for Eid Al Fitr

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Public sector employees look set to enjoy a five-day weekend for Eid Al Fitr, as the government has announced the dates. Recently it was announced that private sector and public sector holidays would be the same, so private sector employees can also look forward to enjoying the festive break.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will begin on Friday, 29th Ramadan (corresponding to May 22nd) until 3rd Shawwal 1441 H, which is yet to be declared. The exact dates will be confirmed nearer to the time by the moon-sighting committee.

On the occasion, the Authority conveyed its congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

The Authority also offered greetings on the occasion to the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic nations around the world.

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.  The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.