It's official: UAE confirms Eid Al Adha 2023 public holiday dates
The longest public holiday of the year will start on Tuesday June 27…
The UAE just announced that Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30 will be a paid holiday for the private and public sector for Eid Al Adha 2023.
Work will resume as normal on Monday, July 3, meaning those that usually have Saturdays and Sundays off, will have a six-day weekend.
The crescent of Dhu al-Hijjah was sighted by the UAE Moon Sighting Committee on Sunday, confirming that Wednesday, June 28 is the first day of Eid Al Adha 2023.
Arafat Day, which is one day before Eid, marks the start of the public holiday from Tuesday, June 27.
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What is Eid Al Adha?
According to tradition, Eid Al Adha is held to honour Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, after being instructed to do so by God. Prophet Ibrahim told his son of the dream, and the son then told his father to follow the order. But God intervened, sending a sheep to take his son’s place.
When is the next public holiday after Eid al Adha?
After Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha, the next public holiday will fall on the occasion of Hijri New Year, which falls on Friday July 21. For it, it’ll be a three-day weekend for all those that typically get Saturday and Sunday off.