Eid Al Adha Date Predicted By Astronomer

Eid Al Adha Date Predicted By Astronomer

June is here and we’ve been waiting to find out when the next public holiday, Eid al Adha, will be. And now, the chairman of the Emirates Astronomical Society has predicted when the holiday will start at the end of the month.

According to the scholar, the public holiday will coincide with June 27, 28, 29 and 30. Tuesday June 27 is expected to be Arafat Day, with Eid al Adha taking place on Wednesday June 28.

If the predictions are correct, UAE workers are expected to be off for six days in total due to the weekend following the Eid al Adha break.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of The Emirates Astronomical Society, shared the update with The National but the date of Eid al Adha will not be 100 percent confirmed until the Moon-sighting committee see the new crescent.

When it comes to public holidays, UAE residents still have a fair few to look forward to this year. After Eid al Adha, July 19 will see a public holiday to mark Islamic New Year, falling on the first day of the month Muharram – the first of the Islamic lunar calendar.

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