Sharjah announces a 10-day paid holiday 2024 .. Details

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Government of Sharjah declares paid holiday for Eid al-Fitr 2024 Holiday, resulting in a 10-day weekend

The administration of Sharjah declared a one-week holiday for workers in the public sector on Monday.

Federal government workers will be able to take part in the celebrations from Monday, April 8, through Sunday, April 14. On Monday, April 15, regular business hours would then start again.

Sharjah announces a 4-day paid holiday 2024

This follows the announcement on Sunday by the UAE government that public sector workers will get a one-week break.

Federal employees in Sharjah who typically work a four-day workweek will be given a 10-day holiday to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, which marks the conclusion of the fasting season, as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are the official weekend days for them.

Regardless of whether the moon is visible, the holiday will formally start on April 8. Depending on when the Moon is viewed, Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days according to the Islamic calendar. The first of Shawwal, the month that follows Ramadan, is when people celebrate Eid Al Fitr.

Excitement is building in the UAE as people get ready to celebrate the longest public holiday of the year, which comes at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Most important public holidays in Sharjah

  • New Year's Day (January 1): This is a global holiday celebrated to mark the beginning of a new year.

  • Eid Al Fitr (Varies): This is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It is celebrated with prayers, feasting, and gift-giving.

  • Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha (Varies): This is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail. It is celebrated with prayers, slaughtering of animals, and feasting.

  • Hijri New Year (Varies): This is the Islamic New Year, which marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. It is celebrated with prayers and festivities.

  • Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (Varies): This is a Muslim holiday that celebrates the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. It is celebrated with prayers, processions, and festivities.

  • National Day (December 2): This is the UAE's national day, which commemorates the unification of the seven emirates in 1971. It is celebrated with parades, fireworks, and festivities.

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