Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr

The ministry has approved the holidays from June 15 to June 18, a notification regarding which has been released on Friday. In short, it's not the news we were hoping for. "Therefore, tomorrow we will be sure to know if Thursday will be the last day of Ramadan or Friday", Al Rahbi told the Times of Oman. If you've already booked an Eid getaway, you'll be working with some annual leave.

However, school children in Dubai will be off from Thursday to Sunday for Eid regardless, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority said on Tuesday.

Eid al-Fitr means new beginnings and it is considered auspicious to eat something sweet in order to kick-start the holy day; hence the name Meethi Eid.

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A statement released by the Ministry says the holiday is to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr across the country.

It also involves shorter working hours - usually two hours for the private sector.

Like millions of Muslims around the world, Indian devotees celebrate the month of Ramadan, the solemn period of reassessment by abstaining from eating, drinking, and other activities from dawn to dusk.

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