Eid Al Adha to be celebrated in Mid-June 2024 People in the UAE Anticipating a 5 day leave break

Eid Al Adha to be celebrated in Mid-June 2024 People in the UAE Anticipating a 5 day leave break

Eid Al Adha to be celebrated in Mid-June 2024 People in the UAE Anticipating a 5 day leave break

People in the UAE all ready to welcome the holiest day in Islamic calendar – The Arafah Day and the festival Eid Al Adha. During the Ramadan the Arabs follow a reduced work hours followed by a 9-day long break to commemorate the Eid-Al-Fitr. This year the longest break is most likely to be a 5-day holiday which normally ends with a 2-day weekend holiday.

 

Eid Al Adha five-day long weekend explained

The Arab world that includes the UAE look for the crescent moon according to their Hijri calendar month Dhul Qa’ adah, on the 6th of June every year. If the crescent moon is spotted on the 6th then Dhul Hijjah begins on the 7th, if not spotted on the 7th then Dhul Hijjah falls

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on the 8th and if these are the two scenarios this year then the weekend holidays are likely to change.

Scenario – 1

In this case if the crescent moon is spotted on the 6th of June 2024, then the Dhul Hijjah starts on the 7th and the Arafah Day falls on the 15th of June (which is Dhul Hijjah day 9) and Eid Al Adha on the 16th of June (which is Dhul Hijjah day 10). 15th and 16th of June 2024 falls on Saturday & Sunday respectively thus giving the residents a 2 day weekend holidays and 2 weekdays off to complete the festival.

Scenario – 2

In this case if the crescent moon is spotted on the 7th of June 2024, then the Dhul Hijjah starts on the 8th and the Arafah Day falls on the 16th of June (which is Dhul Hijjah day 9) and Eid Al Adha on the 17th of June (which is Dhul Hijjah day 10). 16th and 17th of June 2024 falls on Sunday & Monday respectively the break is from Sunday and extends till 19th June Wednesday and including the Saturday which is a weekend will give the residents a 5-day long break.

The astronomical forecast says, it is unlikely to spot the crescent on the 6th of June in which case the UAE residents are likely to witness a 5-day long break.

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