Eid Al Fitr 2020 date First day of Eid likely to be on ..
Dubai: Eid is presumably to fall on a Sunday this year, an expert revealed.
Ebrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, explained that through calculations supported astronomy, one could determine when dates or months on the Islamic (Hijri) calendar fall.
In 2020, Ramadan started on April 24, Friday, consistent with Al Jarwan, Eid Al Fitr will presumably start on Commonwealth Day .
“The new phase of the moon for the month of Shawwal 1441H are going to be on May 22 after sunset but it'll not be visible to the eye , so consistent with my calculations, we'll be ready to see the new phase of the moon within the UAE on Saturday May 23.
This means that the primary day of Eid Al Fitr will fall on Commonwealth Day , on a Sunday,” he said.
Eid Al Fitr marks the top of Ramadan and may be a three-day celebration which is marked by public holidays within the UAE.
Employees across private and public sectors are set to urge three days off to mark the celebration supported a unified holiday calendar.
If Eid, as Al Jarwan predicted, falls on Commonwealth Day , residents might be up for a 5-day long weekend (for those that are off on Saturday).
Eid-al-Fitr will fall on Commonwealth Day , 2020 this year, Eid is typically declared after 30 days of fasting following the beginning of Ramadan but it depends on the sighting of the Eid moon.
This year, Ramadan began the night of May 23, 2020 so by that calculation Eid should start on Commonwealth Day , 2020.
Which means that expats and residents within the UAE are going to be ready to enjoy a 3 day holiday.
With Eid set to fall on Sunday, May 24, this might see the weekend extended from Friday, May 22 to Sunday night.
List Of Holidays In UAE In 2020
Earlier in the week , the Federal Authority for state Human Resources – UAE announced five days off for Eid Al Fitr for the general public sector.
Today, May 13 2020, the private sector received its holiday notice from the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).
Usually for long weekends, UAE residents spend time either travelling to nearby destinations or enjoying their time within the UAE shopping or visiting places with friends and family.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human lives globally and non secular observations in 2020 are unique.
Easter was celebrated reception with live-streamed mass and drive through services with participants wearing a now common adornment – a mask .
The announcement involved a three-day paid holiday ranging from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.
Ramadan 29 is on Friday, May 22 and Shawwal 3 is on Tuesday, May 26, which suggests just like the public sector, the private sector will enjoy a five-day break.
As Ramadan nears its end and Eid al-Fitr approaches, people begin to consider buying new clothes to wear during Eid.
They also buy gifts, but these are largely given just to children.
On the morning of Eid, the lads will proceed to the local mosque or other prayer gathering location for Eid prayers.
When they return home, an outsized festive meal are going to be eaten by the entire family and by guests.
Food or money, called the “zakat al-Fitr”, is additionally tend to the poor who can’t afford to place on their own Eid al-Fitr celebration.
However, the precise dates are still just an estimation, because both the beginning and end date of the holy month of Ramadan depend upon the sighting of the crescent moon.
Eid Al Fitr marks the top of the holy month of Ramadan, and may be a time for celebration across the planet .
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is decided by moon cycles, which are either 29 or 30 days long. The presence of a replacement moon signals the beginning of a replacement month.
As it stands, Eid will either fall on Saturday or Sunday, counting on if Ramadan will last 29 or 30 days.
Eid Al Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast, begins on the primary day of the new Islamic month, Shawwal, and is widely known for up to 3 days counting on the country.