EMIRATES | Islamic new year holiday announced for government entities

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 19, 2019 – The Islamic New Year holiday (1441 Hijri) for ministries and federal entities in the UAW will be on the first day of Muharram, according to the Islamic Calendar. The first day of the Hijri New Year will be officially determined following a moon sighting later on this month.

The announcement was made in a circular released today by the Federal Authority for Guvernment Human Resources, based on the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 37 of 2019.


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