Sharjah Government announces Arafat Day & Eid al-Adha holidays for public sector

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

The Sharjah Human Resources Department has made a significant announcement regarding the holiday schedule for the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha for various governmental departments, bodies, and institutions within Sharjah.

Resumption of Official Work

According to the department's declaration, the holiday period will commence from the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah until the twelfth of Dhu al-Hijjah 1445. These dates correspond to the time frame from Saturday, June 15, 2024, to Tuesday, June 18, 2024. It's important to note that official work is expected to resume on Sunday, June 19, 2024. However, this resumption excludes shift workers, who will continue with their designated work schedules.

The announcement of these holidays holds significant importance for government employees and institutions in Sharjah. It provides them with an opportunity to observe and celebrate the religious significance of the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha with their families and loved ones. These holidays are deeply rooted in Islamic tradition and hold great spiritual significance for Muslims worldwide. The declaration of the holiday period reflects the commitment of the Sharjah government to respect and honor religious observances and traditions.

As part of the announcement, the Sharjah Human Resources Department extends its warmest congratulations and blessings to the wise leadership, the people of the UAE, and the broader Arab and Islamic nations. This gesture underscores the spirit of unity, solidarity, and goodwill that characterizes the celebration of religious holidays in the region. It serves as a reminder of the shared cultural and religious values that bind communities together, fostering a sense of harmony and cohesion among the diverse population of Sharjah and beyond.

During the holiday period, residents and visitors in Sharjah can expect to experience a festive atmosphere across the emirate. Streets adorned with decorations, vibrant cultural events, and traditional celebrations will mark the occasion. Families will gather to partake in special meals, exchange gifts, and engage in acts of charity and kindness, reflecting the spirit of generosity and compassion associated with Eid Al-Adha.

Return to Duties

For government employees, the holiday period offers a well-deserved break from their routine responsibilities. It provides them with an opportunity to recharge, relax, and spend quality time with their families. It also underscores the importance of work-life balance and employee well-being, demonstrating the Sharjah government's commitment to supporting the welfare of its workforce.

As the holiday period draws to a close, government institutions and employees will prepare to resume their duties on Sunday, June 19, 2024. Armed with renewed energy and a sense of fulfillment from the holiday festivities, they will return to their roles with dedication and commitment, contributing to the continued progress and development of Sharjah.

The announcement of the holiday period for the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha in Sharjah reflects the values of respect, inclusivity, and cultural appreciation. It provides an opportunity for individuals to celebrate their religious heritage while fostering unity and solidarity within the community. Through this announcement, the Sharjah government reaffirms its commitment to honoring religious traditions and promoting harmony among its diverse population.

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