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Kuwait announces dates for Eid Al Fitr Holidays

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The Eid Al Fitr holiday in the public sector employees will start on Tuesday, April 9th 2024, the Council of Ministers in Kuwait announced on Monday.

The authorities announced that most employees would get three days off from Tuesday, April 9th (Ramadan 30, 1445). Since Friday and Saturday are the official weekend days in the Gulf country, Kuwaiti residents will enjoy five consecutive days off. Employees will return to work on Sunday April 14th.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which follows Ramadan as the 10th month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar.

Like the start of Ramadan, the date of Eid is established by the sighting of the crescent moon, which generally appears one night after the new moon, and marks the onset of the month of Shawwal, the tenth of the Islamic Hijri calendar.