When are the Eid Holidays?
These will be paid holidays for private and public sector employees. Eid Al Fitr occurs after the last day of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
What is it?
It is a time when all Muslims will celebrate with family to make amends.
How do we know when Ramadan is over?
This announcement automatically signals the start of Eid Al Fitr.
What does Eid Al Fitr mean?
Roughly translated, Eid Al Fitr means the “festival of ending the fast” it is marked by a special prayer on the morning of the first of Shawwal.
How long does it lasts?
Is it a public holiday?
How do you greet others?
Join the celebrations online by using the hashtag #EidMubarak and #EidAlFitr.
What do Muslims do during Eid?
As fasting is forbidden during Eid, Muslims will then have a light breakfast and will usually have a bigger lunch with family.
It is also essential that Muslims donate to charity to help the poor and needy before the Eid prayers. This is called “Zakat”, and the amount which is given to charity is calculated based on one’s personal possessions.
Muslims are required to walk to Eid prayers and forgive and forget any arguments that they may have had over the last year.
The UAE goes to great lengths to decorate itself during Eid Al Fitr. Municipal areas, buildings, shops, roads and houses are decorated in lights and other cheerful adornments.
Eid Al Fitr for non-Muslims There are no special requirements for non-Muslims during Eid Al Fitr, although they are encouraged to greet others with “Eid Mubarak” and join the festivities.
Original news source Credit: gulfnews.com