Public Holidays in UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) observes several public holidays, which can vary slightly each year depending on the Islamic lunar calendar. Here are some of the major public holidays in the UAE:
- New Year's Day (January 1): Celebrating the start of the Gregorian calendar year.
- Islamic New Year (Hijri New Year): Marking the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year. The date varies each year.
- Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (Mawlid al-Nabi): Celebrating the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The date is based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
- Eid al-Fitr: This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. It's a time for family gatherings, feasting, and charitable activities. The date varies each year based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
- Eid al-Adha: Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, it commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son for God's command. The date is determined by the Islamic lunar calendar.
- Isra and Mi'raj: Commemorating the night journey and ascension of the Prophet Muhammad. The date is based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
- National Day (December 2): Celebrating the UAE's independence from British control in 1971 and the founding of the nation.
- Commemoration Day (November 30): A day to honor the Emirati soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
- Martyrs' Day (November 30): Commemorating the Emirati martyrs who died while serving their country.
- Islamic holidays: There are several other Islamic holidays, such as the Day of Arafat and the Day of Ashura, which are based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
Please note that Islamic holidays are determined by the lunar calendar, so their dates vary each year.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|National Day||December 02||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|National Day Holiday||December 03||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||April 10||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||April 11||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||April 12||Friday||Public Holiday|