Govt of Qatar gave a big surprise to its people by announcing an 11-day break for Eid-ul-Fitr from 19 to 27 April.
The announcement was made by Amiri Diwan, a Qatari government body. The holiday has been declared for Qatar’s ministries, government entities, and public institutions.
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The holiday will apply to all ministries, government entities, and public institutions, the Governor of Qatar Central Bank is expected to specify the start and end dates for the holiday about Qatar Central Bank (QCB), banks, and financial institutions operating under the supervision of QCB and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA).
Earlier, UAE announced a four-day break for private and public sector employees on Eid Al-Fitr, starting on Thursday 20 April, and ending on Sunday 23 April.
if Ramadan lasts for 30 days instead of 29, then people will enjoy an extra holiday on Monday 24 April, giving them a 5-day off.
The exact date for Eid will be announced by the country’s moon sighting committee. Therefore, residents can hope for either a four-day or five-day break.
According to UAE’s International Astronomical Centre (IAC), 3 Shawwal is most likely to fall on 23 April, predicting a 29-day Ramadan this year.
Remember that Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the Holy month of Ramazan, during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. The festival is typically celebrated with prayers, family gatherings, feasting and full Zeal & Zest.