Id-El-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday

Blanche Robertson
June 13, 2018

If you're staying in Dubai for Eid Al Fitr, there's some good news for drivers as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced four days of free parking in Dubai during the Eid celebrations.

Eid al-Fitr - which means 'festival of the breaking of the fast - is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, a month when many adult Muslims fast.

The holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan, observed by the Muslims across the world, is coming to an end.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that public sector workers in the UAE would get at least Thursday, June 14 off for the Eid Al Fitr long weekend.

Eid al-Fitr follows on Friday 15 June this year, beginning with morning prayers and leading into a big family get-together for a celebratory meal, as well as the exchange of gifts.

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The celebration will see Muslims have their first daytime meal in over a month, and hold celebrations at their homes and in Mosques. Eid ul Fitr 2018 Date India: When is Eid ul Fitr in 2018?

The second most important festival in the islamic calendar is Eid ul Adha, which is regarded as the Greater Eid.

When Eid arrives, the celebration marking the fact Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael to show submission to Allah, the fast is broken for another year.

During this time Muslims will feast on an animal divided into three parts.

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