How many days is the Eid al-Adha 2023 holiday in Saudi and the UAE

When the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God stand on Mount Arafa to perform the most significant rites of Hajj, Eid al-Adha occurs on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah every year after the completion of the Arafa pause. This occurs after they have finished performing the rituals associated with the fifth Hajj that is mandatory for Muslims.

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According to the announcements made by the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research in Egypt and the Astronomical Society in Saudi Arabia, the date of Eid al-Adha for this year, 1444/2023, will be observed astronomically on Wednesday, June 28. This date was calculated using the lunar calendar. The holiday of Eid lasts for a full week across the majority of Arab and Islamic countries.

 Eid al-Adha holiday

The duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday

Eid Al-Adha holiday 1444/2023

This year, the arrival of Eid al-Adha coincides with the arrival of summer, as well as the approach or start of annual leave for a large number of employees, workers, and expatriates. This is because many of these individuals travel back to their home countries to celebrate this joyous occasion with their families, loved ones, and friends, as well as to spend the summer vacation with their families.

The date of the Eid al-Adha holiday has not been specified by the Saudi government; however, it is anticipated that it will begin for the government sector on Tuesday morning, June 27, and continue until the evening of the second Sunday of July. This will allow workers to return to their jobs and offices on Monday morning, July 3, 2019. The Saudi government has not yet specified the date of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Regarding the Eid al-Adha holiday in 2023 and the Arafa position in the federal government for the year 1444 AH, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in the Emirates has issued a circular to all ministries and federal agencies in the Emirates. The purpose of the circular is to provide information. And it was agreed that the holiday of Arafah Day and Eid al-Adha shall be celebrated in the United Arab Emirates from the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah through the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 AH, and according to that corresponding to the Gregorian calendar. The circular that was issued by the Federal Authority was based on a decision that was made by the cabinet of the country regarding the official holiday agenda that was approved for the business sector as well as the government for the year 2023.

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