Eid Al Fitr official holiday for the government and private sectors will begin on the 29th day of Ramadan 1443.
Government sector will enjoy Eid holidays from 30 April 2022 until 6 May 2022. Employees will resume work on 9 May 2022. Meanwhile, private sector will enjoy Eid holidays from 29th of Ramadan until 3rd of Shawwal.
Following are the rules you must follow during the Eid al Fitr holidays.
Rules during Eid prayers
The following rules apply to offering Eid Al Fitr prayers:
- ·outside areas of mosques must display physical distancing stickers, along with the possibility of gathering in parks and parking lots near mosques
- entrances and exits for worshipers are to be supervised by police patrols, volunteers and imams to prevent overcrowding and ensure orderly prayers
- gates of the mosques must be opened after the dawn prayer on the day of Eid for Eid prayer, provided that external speakers can broadcast the Eid takbeers half an hour before the prayer
- the maximum duration of Eid Al Fitr prayers including ‘Khutba’ will be limited to 20 minutes
- precautionary measures, such as wearing masks and physical distancing of one metre must be applied
- the use of personal or disposable worship carpets is advised
- gatherings and handshakes before and after prayer are not allowed.
Ruled for Eid celebrations
The following rules are to be followed while celebrating Eid:
- ensure that you have a valid green pass the on Al Hosn app
- ·observe precautionary measures, such as wearing face masks and practising social distancing especially nearby vulnerable groups
- avoid giving Eidiyah (gift in the form of money to children during Eid) in the conventional form and use electronic means instead (Digital Eidiyah – PDF, 8.34 MB)
- limit the circle of people to immediate family members and relatives for celebrations
- ·observe tips to stay safe from COVID-19.
Updated on 05 May 2022