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DUBAI – Employees in the UAE private and public sectors will have a four-day holiday for Eid Al Adha, according to the Federal Authority for Government and Human Resources on Thursday (July 4).
The holiday will begin on the 9th day of Zul Hijjah, and will last until the 12th, or from August 10 (Saturday) until August 13 (Tuesday).
Eid Al Adha, or the Festival of the Sacrifice, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world. It marks Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah.
Nowadays, Eid Al Adha is celebrating beginning with Eid prayer followed by regular morning prayer. Muslims celebrate the occasion by wearing new clothes and preparing a variety of dishes. Elders also give eidia or money to children to spread joy. ICA/Expat Media
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