The first day of Eid Al-Fitr 2022 in the UAE
With the end of the blessed month of Ramadan approaching, many people want to know the date of Eid al-Fitr in the UAE, which falls on the first of Shawwal, and determining its date depends mainly on the survey of the crescent of the month of Shawwal at the end of Ramadan, whether Ramadan 29 or 30 Ramadan, and the search for a date is also increasing. Eid al-Fitr in order to know the date of Eid al-Fitr prayer in order to prepare for it, and also to know the date of its holidays, whether in the public sector or in the private sector, and the following in an encyclopedia you can learn about the date of Eid al-Fitr in the UAE:
- According to what was announced by the International Astronomy Center in Abu Dhabi, the date of Eid al-Fitr falls on May 2, and therefore the start of Shawwal will be on Ramadan 30, corresponding to May 1.
- Therefore, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in the UAE is on May 2, and ends on May 4.
Eid Al Fitr holiday in the UAE 2022
- According to what was announced by the Human Resources Authority, the date of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in the public sector begins on April 30, corresponding to Saturday.
- The Eid al-Fitr period in the public sector extends to May 6, corresponding to Friday.
- Official working hours in the government sector will resume on May 9, with the result that Eid Al-Fitr has 9 days.
Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 UAE private sector
- As for the date of Eid al-Fitr vacation in the private sector, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that the date of Eid al-Fitr vacation will fall on Ramadan 29.
- The holiday period lasts until the 3rd of Shawwal corresponding to the 4th of May.
- Therefore, the duration of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in the private sector in the UAE is 5 days.
Public holidays in the UAE
Below we show you the official holidays approved by the Council of Ministers, whether for the public sector or the private sector:
- New Year’s Day holiday on January 1st.
- Eid al-Fitr holiday 29 Ramadan.
- Arafat and Eid al-Adha holiday on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah.
- The Islamic New Year holiday is on the 1st of Muharram.
- The Prophet’s birthday holiday is on the 12th of Rabi’ Al-Awal.
- Martyr’s Day holiday on December 1
- UAE National Day holiday on 2 and 3 December.
Eid al-Fitr rituals
- The Islamic world celebrates Eid al-Fitr on the first of Shawwal after the end of Ramadan, and it is one of the most important holidays celebrated by Muslims.
- Before the blessed Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim performs the obligation of zakat, which is the most important duty of Islam and one of the five pillars of Islam.
- The rituals of Eid al-Fitr begin with the performance of the Eid prayer, which is a Sunnah of the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and Muslims pray it in congregation in the mosque. It is also permissible for them to perform it alone at home.
- The Eid al-Fitr prayer begins with the sunrise with the takbeer, where the Eid prayer is performed two rak’ahs, in the first rak’ah it includes 7 takbeers after the takbeer of Ihram, while in the second rak’ah it begins with five takbeers.
- Among the other Sunnahs in the rituals of Eid al -Fitr, the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “O one Muslim, the Muslims, for this day, God made him a feast for the Muslims, and whoever is good for you.
- It also includes the Sunnahs of Eid to break the fast before the prayer. On the authority of Anas, may God be pleased with him, he said, “The Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, did not go to the day of breaking the fast until he ate dates, and they both ate an odd number.”.
- As for the social aspects related to the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the exchange of visits between relatives, the distribution of gifts to children, and the eating of Eid sweets represented in cakes and biscuits.