Eid Al Adha 2023 Holidays: For Eid Al Adha, people who work for the government will get a six-day break.
The government Authority for Government Human Resources told all ministries and government agencies in a circular that the holiday would last from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30.
On Monday, July 3, work will start up again.
The UAE Cabinet put four days aside for Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha on its list of public and private holiday dates for 2023.
What is Eid Al Adha?
One of the most important holidays in Islam is Eid Al Adha. It means “festival of the sacrifice” and happens at the same time as the Hajj journey to Makkah, which all Muslims must make at least once in their lives if they are able to.
The Quran tells the story of how God told the Prophet Ibrahim in a dream to offer his son Ismail as a test of his faith. This is what the holiday is about.
At first, the Prophet Ibrahim didn’t pay much attention to the dream, but it came back to him several nights in a row.
Even though the Devil tried to convince him otherwise, he finally chose to do what God told him to do. In reaction, the Prophet Ibrahim threw rocks at the Devil. Pilgrims at Hajj reenact this by throwing rocks at pillars that stand for the Prophet.
The worshipers throw rocks at three walls as part of a rite that everyone who makes the trip must do.
Just as Ibrahim was about to do what God told him to do, God switched his son to a goat and told him to kill the goat instead. Muslims now mark the holiday by eating the meat of an animal that was killed as a sacrifice.
Remaining holidays for 2023
- June 27: Arafat Day
- June 28 to 30: Eid Al Adha
- July 21: Islamic New Year
- September 29: The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday
- December 2 and 3: UAE National Day
People Also Ask
How many days in Eid ul Adha 2023?
How many days is Eid-al Adha? The holiday of Eid-al-Adha lasts for three days. When does Eid al-Adha end? Since Eid-al Adha is a 3-day event, if it starts at sunset on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, it will end on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
How long is Eid al-Adha holiday?
The UAE has told government agencies and ministries when they can take Eid Al Adha off. For the Islamic holiday, people will have four days off. Most likely, the break will last for six days.