Eid Al Fitr Starts on Sunday – June 25, 2017

Greeting everyone an Eid Mubarak! The first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

UAE moon-sighting committee has just announced that June 24 (Saturday) is the last day of Ramadan and June 25 (Sunday) will be the first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr. This announcement was made right after Saudi Arabia announced the moon sighting.

Eid 2017 Holidays for Public and Private Employees

Please be advised of the holidays for both government and private sectors:

Public Sector – Eid Al Fitr holiday for public sector will finish on Tuesday, government employees will resume work on Wednesday. When combined with the weekends, private sector gets 5 days off.

Private Sector – Eid Al Fitr holiday for private sector will will have first 2 days (Sunday and Monday) off. Work is set to resume on Tuesday. When combined with the weekends, private sector gets 4 days off.

Meaning of Eid Al Fitr

For your reference, Eid Al Fitr means “Celebration of Breaking the Fast” which is the festive event to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This would usually start after 29 or 30 days of Ramadan.

Wishing everyone an Eid Mubarak! 🙂

Below are some references on the said announcement from Dubai Media Office and Gulf News


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