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Eid Al-Fitr Holiday: How Many Days Is It By Country?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Official Eid al-Fitr holidays for 2017 [Al Jazeera]

Traditionally, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for three days as an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries.

However, the number of vacation days varies by country and also depends on the date on which Eid al-Fitr is observed in each country.

In 2017, Eid al-Fitr is expected either on Sunday June 25, or Monday June 26.

Meanwhile, the following public holidays have been officially announced:

  • Saudi Arabia: 23-day public holiday from the 21st of Ramadan until the 15th of Shawal, the lunar month that follows Ramadan. That is, from Friday June 16 until Saturday July 8.
  • Qatar: 11-day holiday from Friday June 23 until Monday July 3.
  • UAE and Kuwait: Nine-day holiday if Eid is declared to be on Monday, or five days if it is on Sunday. In either case, the holiday will start from Friday June 23.
  • Oman: Nine-day holiday, from Friday June 23 until Saturday July 1.
  • Jordan, and Palestine: Six-day holiday, from Friday June 23 until Wednesday June 28.
  • Egypt: Five-day holiday from Friday June 23 until Tuesday June 27.
  • Lebanon: Four-day holiday if Eid is declared to be on Monday, or three days if it is on Sunday. In either case, the holiday will start from Saturday June 24.
  • Nigeria: Four-day holiday from Saturday June 24 until Tuesday June 27.
  • Pakistan: Three-day holiday from Monday June 26 until Wednesday June 28.
  • Philippines, and Ghana: Three-day holiday from Saturday June 24 until Monday June 26.

Eid has been a public holiday in the Philippines since 2002, established by the Republic Act 9177.

Source: Aljazeera

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