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Four-day holiday announced for public sector in UAE for Eid Al Adha

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The public sector holiday dates have been announced for Eid Al Adha 2020. Employees in the public sector will enjoy a long weekend, from Thursday July 30th to Sunday August 2nd 2020. Work will resume on Monday, August 3rd. Eid Al Adha will fall on July 31st 2020.

According to Gulf News, The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced the Eid Al-Adha holidays for ministries and federal entities on July 22nd.

Holidays for the private sector have yet to be confirmed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The dates for the private sector usually fall in line with those in the public sector.

Eid Al Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah’s command, before he was stopped by Allah.