Eid holidays for Government workers announced

Public sector workers to enjoy a very long weekend

Ramadan

The UAE government has announced Eid al-Fitr holidays for public sector workers.

Employees will get a long weekend off work, from Thursday June 14 to Monday June 18.

It means Ramadan will end after 29 days this year.

The news was announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources on Twitter.

Private sector workers will have to wait to find out if they get any extra time off work as their holidays have not yet been announced.

Eid al-Fitr begins with prayers at dawn. Traditions follow the example of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and involve bathing, wearing perfume and new clothes.

The Eid holiday is a chance to celebrate with family and friends, though recently it has become common to travel for a short break.

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