July 28, 2014 – Monday will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr (Feast of Breaking the Fast) which is the festive event to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This is according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM).
End of Ramadan in UAE 2014
The month-long celebration of Ramadan in the UAE ends today and this is a time of celebration especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters.
”After exhausting all legitimate methods and making contacts with neighbouring countries, the Shawwal moon was sighted and therefore Sunday, July 27, 2014 is the completion day of Ramadan and Monday July 28, the 1st of Shawwal 1435, is the first day of Eid Al Fitr,” Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Committee, announced after the committee meeting at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
Days Off – Holiday Schedule for Private and Public Sectors
The schedules has been announced last week about the holidays for Government/Public Sectors and Private Sectors:
- Government and Public Sectors – One Week Off – Will report to work on Aug 3 2014.
- Private Sectors – 2 Days Break (July 28-29, 2014 Monday and Tuesday)
People are in a festive mood due to the long holidays to which UAE residents take advantage by travelling or taking a good vacation.
Meaning of Eid Mubarak
Some of you might wonder what Eid Mubarak means. Simply put:
- Eid means “Celebration”
- Mubarak means “Blessed”
So we’re greeting the person a “blessed celebration” and this is the feast after fasting for over a month. Let’s all greet our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters “Eid Mubarak”.