Govt. Announces Eid Holidays

The government of Pakistan has officially released the holiday schedule for Eid ul Fitr, catering to offices with varying working schedules. The Cabinet Division issued a notification declaring a three-day holiday for offices with a five-day work week and a four-day holiday for those with a six-day work week.

According to the notification, the Eid ul Fitr holidays will be observed from Wednesday, April 10, to Friday, April 12, for offices following a five-day work week. For offices operating on a six-day work week, the holidays will extend from Wednesday, April 10, to Saturday, April 13.

Significance of Eid ul Fitr

Eid ul Fitr is a significant religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marking the conclusion of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. It commences with the sighting of the new moon, determining the exact date of the celebration. Observed on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid ul Fitr signifies the end of a period of fasting, spiritual reflection, and self-discipline.

Celebrations and Preparations

The festival holds immense importance in the Islamic lunar calendar, symbolizing the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims engage in fasting and engage in spiritual activities throughout Ramadan, making Eid ul Fitr a joyous occasion that marks the end of this period of devotion.

This year, the date of Eid ul Fitr is expected to fall on either April 10 or April 11, contingent upon the sighting of the moon, as per Islamic tradition. As Muslims eagerly await the confirmation of the new moon, preparations for Eid celebrations are underway across the nation, with anticipation and excitement building up for the auspicious occasion.

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