In case you were wondering…

Ramadan 2023 officially begins on Thursday, March 23 this year, following which is the first Eid holiday of the year – Eid Al Fitr.

If you’re wondering how many days off that might mean, we’re here to help. Eid Al Fitr 2023 is from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, which on the Gregorian calendar will likely correspond to Friday, April 21 to Monday, April 24. This, however, is dependent on the sighting of the moon. Officials will announce the date closer to the time.

If the dates for Eid Al Fitr are confirmed as mentioned above, that will mean a long weekend in April.

For those who typically have a Saturday-Sunday weekend, it will be a four-day weekend with Friday and Monday off. If you usually only have one day off, you will have a relaxing three-day off.

What other public holidays will we have in 2023? Visit this link here to find out.

What is Eid al Fitr?

Eid al Fitr is also known as the ‘Festival of Breaking of the Fast’ and is one of two official holidays celebrated in Islam. It is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and marks the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, which is the foundation of the religion. The pillars are the framework by which Muslims everywhere live, and Ramadan is considered the holiest time in the Islamic calendar. It is a time for prayer, reflection and religious devotion, to cleanse past sins and to focus on Allah through good deeds.

You can learn more about Ramadan here.

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