Is it too soon to start the countdown?

It’s the start of a new week and a new month, with many people pleased to see January over, it’s time to remind ourselves of the next long weekend.

If you’re already dreaming of the next public holiday, you’ve still got a few months to wait as the closest is tipped to be in May. It will be celebrate Eid Al Fitr – the end of Ramadan and it’s believed that it will fall around May 23 to May 26

As with a any religious holiday, the official dates will be dependent on sightings of  the moon at the time but it looks like we’re likely to get an extra-long weekend.

After that, the public holidays should come a little more frequently, with potential days off work in July, August, October and December.

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Eid Al Fitr roughly means ‘breaking the fast’ as it comes at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims take part in fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday, April 23 and run for 30 days until Saturday, May 23 but again, this is dependent on the sighting of the moon.

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