Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced the official dates for the Eid Al-Fitr holidays in schools. The break will start on Thursday 20 April and will end on the 3 Shawwal, subject to moonsighting.
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In addition, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has also encouraged Muslim residents to look for the crescent moon on Thursday evening, which will herald the 1st Shawwal and also Eid Al-Fitr the following day.
If the moon is spotted on Thursday, April 20, Eid will be declared on Friday, April 21. If the moon is not sighted, then April 22 will be the start of Eid. Residents in the UAE will get a four-day or a five-day break, depending on the date the crescent is seen.
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If Eid falls on a Friday, residents have four vacation days from Thursday to Sunday. If it falls on a Saturday, the party lasts five days, from Thursday to Monday.