RIYADH 20 June 2023: Saudi Arabia announced that Monday is the first day of Dhu Al-Hijjah and Eid Al Adha will fall on Wednesday, 28th June.
”Arafat Day falls on Tuesday, the 27th of June, and Wednesday, June 28th, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha,” according to a Saudi Supreme Court statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and Wam.
Hajj, one of Islam’s five pillars, is the pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi Arabia that every Muslim must perform at least once in their lifetime if they are able.
Four-day holiday for private sector
In Dubai, the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) announced a paid public holiday for the private sector from 27th June to 30th June on the occasion of Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.
The decision aligns with the UAE Cabinet Resolution regarding the approved public holidays for the public and private sectors.
The Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha holidays for federal ministries and entities will be from 9th to 12th Dhul Hijjah 1444, according to an earlier circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR).
FAHR said the circular was issued based on the Cabinet Resolution regarding the approved public holidays calendar for 2023 in public and private sectors.
On this blessed occasion, the FAHR congratulated the leadership, government and people of the UAE, resident communities as well as Arab and Islamic countries.