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Eid al-Fitr in United Arab Emirates

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid al-Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid al-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriJul 17Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2016WedJul 6Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2017SunJun 25Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2019WedJun 5Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid al-FitrNational holiday

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