UAE announces Eid holidays

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced Eid Al Fitr holidays for the public sector.

Federal government employees will be off from Thursday, June 14, until the third day of Shawwal (either Sunday, June 17 or Monday, June 18).

Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan – when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset – and the start of the Shawwal month.

The first day of Eid is officially announced after the sighting of the crescent moon, but astronomers predict that it will fall on Friday, June 15.

Based on that, Ramadan, which began on Thursday, May 17, is expected to run for 29 days.

(Agencies)