The newspaper only mentioned the holiday is announced. It doesn't say Eid has been confirmed to be on a specific date. It will be either 18th or19th of August. There is nothing confusing about it.Private sector has more freedom with regards to Eid holidays. They are only obliged to give 1 or 2 days off. So if it's on Saturday 18th, you could or could not have Sunday off, that depends on the company you work for. If Eid is declared to be on Sunday19th, then everyone will have a long holiday. Unless you work 6 days a week of course. It says the private sector will get 2 days off, so just wait and see when Eid is actually declared.edited by Marroosh on 11/08/2012
More likely that Ramadan will be 30 days because Shaban was 29 days....usually two consecutive months do not have the same number of days in Islamic calendar. So private sector resumes work on the 3rd of Shawal, Tuesday, and public on 4th day of Shawal, Wednesday.As usual, the newspaper is as clear as mud.
Yes that makes perfect sense Di, I was assuming that Ramadan is 29 days.
So this means public sector has been declared as definitely from Friday 17th evening, but private sector holiday begins from 1st day of the new month at the end of Ramadan, so its going to depend if Ramadan ends Friday at 29 days long or ends Saturday at 30 days, making the private sector holiday as possibly starting Saturday or Sunday.We will not know for sure until they announce the end of Ramadan I guess.If I have understood it correctly.
It sounds like (happy to be corrected by someone far more knowledgable ) - that Eid is going to start on Friday sunset and that the private sector would get Sat & Sun off being the 1st and 2nd days. JMO. Someone tell us
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/government/eid-al-fitr-holidays-announced-for-public-and-private-sectors-in-uae-1.1060581Is anyone able to advise what days the private sector will get off!
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