UAE Puplic Holidays 2023: Three-Day weekend expected in December
Muslims all around the world will begin celebrating Eid al-Fitr with a holiday that lasts for nine days starting in the early half of the year 2024. Estimates derived from astronomical data suggest that the first day of Eid al-Fitr will fall on April 10, 2024. This day will mark the beginning of the holiday. This date is, however, susceptible to modification as we wait for official statements and moon observations.
Commemoration Day and National Day
One of the most significant holidays in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Commemoration Day, formerly known as Martyrs' Day. Every year on December 1st, an important event takes place, and in 2023, December 1st happens to be a Friday. Shortly after that, on December 2 and 3, the United Arab Emirates will have their enormous National Day celebrations.
The fact that these dates fall on a Saturday and Sunday this year is really a coincidence, but it does provide inhabitants with the tantalizing possibility of a three-day weekend. During this period, the whole country gets into the mood of coming together, celebrating culture, and feeling an intense sense of national pride.
The Tradition of Blending Commemoration Day and National Day Holidays
The UAE government has always observed both Commemoration Day and National Day as public holidays. While the United Arab Emirates has not yet included Commemoration Day in its official schedule of holidays for 2023, the country has traditionally observed the day as a public and private holiday.
As residents eagerly await the official announcements from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), they must exercise patience before finalizing their plans.
A Dazzling Year-End Spectacle Awaits
This time of year sees the UAE transformed into a breathtaking display of mesmerizing fireworks, opulent celebrations, and a multitude of thrilling events, promising an unforgettable and vibrant conclusion to the year.
Eid al-Fitr Break in 2024
There will probably be more time off for the Eid al-Fitr holiday in 2024. While astrological predictions put Eid on April 10, 2024, the actual date of the celebration may change based on when the moon is sighted and when official announcements are issued.