Eid holidays in UAE notification 2021:
Dubai: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has announced Eid-Al -Fitr holidays in UAE for 2021. Since Ramadan commenced on Tuesday, April 13, Eid will fall on either Wednesday, May 12 or Thursday, May 13.
Eid-Al-Fitr is a celebration, which marks the end of Ramadan. From its name ‘Fitr’ (breakfast), it is a celebration of ending a whole month of fasting for Muslims. The first day of Eid-Al-Fitr ultimately depends on the observation of the moon by the moon-sighting committee.
According to a tweet by the ministry, the paid holidays on the occasion of Eid -Al -Fitr will be from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3. While the exact dates are subject to moon-sighting, the 29th of Ramadan corresponds to Tuesday, May 11. This would mean a long weekend for employees of the UAE public sector. The 3rd day of Shawwal is expected to be on Saturday, May 15. The Eid-al-Fitr holidays will be paid holidays for private and public sector employees.
Eid-Al- Fitr 2021 will last for four days according to the holiday list released by the UAE government. It is usually customary for a Muslim to wake up early in the morning and clean themselves, dress in smart clothes before going to the mosque to pray a special prayer for eid. But this year, due to COVID-19, muslims will be asked to pray the Eid prayers at home.