Eid ul Adha August 2019 Holidays in UAE: Here’s What You Need to Know

Eid ul Adha August 2019 Holidays in UAE: Here’s What You Need to Know

Eid ul Adha August 2019 is around the corner and here is all you need to know about holidays
Eid ul Adha August 2019 Holidays in UAE: Here’s What You Need to Know

Eid ul Adha Holidays in the UAE are going to happen very soon. The long Eid ul Fitr 2019 holidays are probably making everyone think of how long the Eid ul Adha holidays going to be. The ministry has announced the upcoming holidays and you can be assured that you can plan a nice holiday around it. The schools are also going to be off in the summer and this will give a great opportunity to Dubai residents to make the most of this holiday.

According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has given the full list of holidays for Eid ul Adha 2019 where Arafat, Haj Day, is expected to fall on Saturday, August 10, and that date will also be a holiday. "The three days that follow," says the statement, "Sunday, August 11 to 13, will be an official holiday for both private and public sector employees". This means that for those who get Saturdays off get a long, long weekend from Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.

Eid ul Adha 2019 will be celebrated all across the world in the Muslim population but it is based on the lunar calendar so sometimes dates differ in different countries. UAE holidays are announced earlier and since Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the 9th and 10th date of Dhul Hajjah, the 10th month of the Islamic Year, as soon as the 1st day of Dhul Hajjah occurs, according to the lunar year, the Eid ul Adha dates are easier to announce.

Eid ul Adha celebrates the fifth pillar of Islam, i.e. Hajj. It is the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia where Muslims all over the world go and offer the various rituals of Hajj. Arafat is the day where Muslims from around the world gather in Mecca and this Eid itself is a tradition of sacrifice where Muslims offer the sacrifice of animals in remembrance of Hazrat Ibrahim AS where he was offering his son as a sacrifice but Allah put a lamb in place of his son. Each year Muslims sacrifice animals (lambs, camels, goats) and one part of the animal's meat is given to the poor, another part is kept for home whereas the third part of the meat is given to relatives.

Animal sacrifice is usually how Muslims celebrate the Eid ul Adha including giving charity and spending time with friends and family. People make new clothes and visit each other and greet with 'Eid Mubarak' and other miscellaneous greetings. For those who are in Mecca/Madina during the period of Hajj are often asked to pray for those who are not offering the Holy Pilgrimage. Those who offer the Holy Pilgrimage come back to their home countries a few days later with usually a shaved head, dates and Zam Zam, the Holy Water that is there in Mecca and Medina. Eid ul Adha each year is a reminder of sacrifice and taking aside time to be closer to God and the Islamic history and what it means.