The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that federal employees would be given a day off to celebrate the Islamic New Year.
According to Khaleej Times, federal government employees will be given the day off on Friday, July 21 to celebrate the Hijri New Year.
Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the Islamic calendar is based on moon sightings and is lunar-based. As a result, the precise dates of Islamic ceremonies might change depending on when the crescent moon is visible.
According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, President of the Emirates Astronomy Society (EAS), the 1 Muharram would most likely begin on Wednesday, July 19.
Kuwait Declares a 4-Day Weekend
In light of the forthcoming Islamic New Year, Kuwait’s Centre for Government Communication has set holiday dates for public sector personnel.
According to the specifics, the holidays for the Hijri New Year have been declared for Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20.
The above two holidays, along with Friday and Saturday, Kuwait’s weekend, will give ministries, agencies, institutions, and government departments a four-day weekend.