Mark your calendars! The next UAE public holiday for 2023 after Eid Al Adha will be Hijri New Year later in July
4 July 2023| Last updated on 4 July 2023
The next UAE public holiday is just a couple days away.
For UAE residents who feel that the recent Eid Al Adha break wasn't enough, we've got just a few short weeks until the next UAE public holiday!
Islamic New Year or Hijri New Year will be taking place this month and the UAE cabinet have announced an official date for it. Although the Islamic New Year is expected to fall on Wednesday July 19th 2023, officials have said that Hijri New Year will be celebrated on Friday July 21st 2023.
This translates to a three-day weekend for employees whose weekends are on Saturdays and Sundays!
What is Hijri New Year or Islamic New Year?
Hijri New Year is observed on the first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar (which is based on lunar sightings).
Islamic New Year is also considered as the holiest month after Ramadan.
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Following Islamic New Year, the next UAE public holiday in 2023 will be for Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday or Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi, which will happen on Friday September 29th 2023.