Eid Al Fitr 2017: All you need to know

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While Eid Al Fitr has not been confirmed, tentative dates are June 25 or 26. 

Private sector holidays

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced that the first and second days of Eid Al Fitr will be paid holidays for private sector employees.

Public sector holidays

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for staff at government ministries and departments will begin on Saturday, June 24, or the 29th day of Ramadan, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced.

Everything you need to know

What is it? Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of Ramadan. it is a time to show kindness to others and love for Allah.

When is it? After the last day of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal. This year, Eid Al Fitr is predicted to begin on Wednesday, July 6. 

How do we know when Ramadan is over? The moon-sighting committee in Saudi Arabia will announce the end of Ramadan. The announcement automatically signals the start of Eid Al Fitr.

What does it mean? Roughly translated, Eid Al Fitr means “festival of ending the fast”.


Source: GulfNews

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