Eid Al Fitr Moon Sighted - June 4 First day of Eid

Eid al Fitr Moon in UAE

As per Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE Astronomy center and Ministry for moon sighting just announced tomorrow June 4 the first day of Eid al Fitr 2019.

This means that Eid Al Fitr 2019 will be celebrated on June 04, marking the first day of the three-day celebration.

The ministry conveyed greetings to the President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the rulers of the Emirates.

Eid Al Fitr marks one of two holy feasts celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The first day of Eid Al Fitr – which translates in Arabic to the feast of breaking the fast – coincides with the first day of the lunar calendar month of Shawwal.

Celebrations begin with Eid prayers at fajr – or dawn. The prayers are always performed in a group and involve particular rituals and a sermon unique to other prayers practiced by Muslims.

Muslims are advised to follow the tradition of Prophet Mohammed and bathe before Eid prayers, wearing perfume and new clothes. Muslims see the prayers as a chance to exchange Eid greetings and meet neighbors, family and friends.

Muslims then celebrate Eid Al Fitr for three days by visiting families and loved ones. More recently, it has also become common practice to use the Eid holiday to travel or carry out extra-curricular activities.

Eid Al Fitr Prayer Time:

The official said in all other emirates, the prayers will be held 20 minutes after sunrise.
Accordingly, the prayer timings in the different emirates are expected to be as follows:

Abu Dhabi city: 5:50 am
Al Ain: 5:44 am
Madinat  Zayed: 5:55 am
Dubai: 5:45 am
Sharjah: 5:45 am
Ajman: 5: 44 am
Ras Al Khaimah: 5: 41 am
Umm Al Quwain: 5:43 am
Fujairah: 5:41 am

Eid Al Fitr Prayer Timings subject to change 10 to 20 minutes as per the directives of the authorities concerned.

Eid Al Fitr Holidays:

The UAE has announced a 7-day official Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector starting June 2 ending June 8, while 3 days for Private sector employees starting June 4 to June 6.

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