Eid al-Fitr comes after about 30 days of fasting and obedience to God Almighty in the blessed month of Ramadan, and Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr or “the Lesser Eid” whose legal duration is one day, which is also the duration of the blessed Eid al-Adha, based on what was narrated Al-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawood “on the authority of Anas that he said: The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, came to Medina and they had two days to play in them, so he said: God Almighty has exchanged them for you with something better than them on the day of Al-Fitr and Al-Adha.”

The days of Eid al-Adha can be considered 4 days according to Sharia law if we add to them the days of Mina based on the following hadith of the Messenger of God: On the authority of Aisha - may God be pleased with her - that Abu Bakr - may God be pleased with him - entered upon her and she had two maidservants in the days of Mina who were warmed and beaten, and the Prophet - may God’s prayers and peace be upon him He, peace and blessings be upon him, was wearing his clothes, so Abu Bakr rebuked them, so the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, revealed his face and said: “Leave them, Abu Bakr, for these are the days of Eid.”

The days of Mina are the three days of Tashreeq after the Day of Sacrifice.

Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important Islamic occasions in which Muslims, old and young, women and men, celebrate this event on the first day of the month of Shawwal every year.

The Shawwal crescent moon will be investigated in most Arab and Islamic countries on the evening of Ramadan 29, 1443 AH, corresponding to April 30, 2022.

In Indonesia, Muslims buy balloons for their children after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers (Archive-Reuters)

The date of the Eid al-Fitr pause.. and the date of Eid al-Fitr

If the crescent is observed, the next day will be the day of Eid al-Fitr for the year 2022 AD / 1443 AH.

The first day of Eid Al-Fitr, astronomical

The first astronomical day of Eid al-Fitr for this year 1443 AH / 2022 AD will be on Monday, the second of May.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Arab and Islamic countries

Talking about the date and duration of the Eid al-Fitr holiday usually begins in the last ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan, as families and families in all Arab and Islamic countries begin to prepare for this precious occasion, whether in terms of buying Eid clothes for children and adults, preparing Eid cakes and sweets, or traveling To spend the vacation with friends and family in different countries.

Many Arab and Islamic countries have announced the Eid Al-Fitr holiday for the public and private sectors.

Qataris exchange congratulations after the Eid al-Fitr prayer outside the Ali Bin Ali Mosque in Doha (Archive-French)

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Qatar

The Eid al-Fitr holiday for the year 1443 AH / 2022 AD in the State of Qatar for all public and private sectors begins from Monday, May 2, 2022 until Wednesday, May 4 next.

The Eid al-Fitr holiday is included on Sunday, May 1 and Thursday, May 5, and therefore the expected holiday in Qatar will be from Sunday May 1 until Thursday, May 5, and Friday and Saturday are a weekly holiday.


Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Egypt

The Egyptian government has announced the duration of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Egypt from Saturday, April 30, until next Thursday, May 5, an official paid holiday in ministries, government departments, public bodies, local administration units, public sector companies and public business sector companies. On the occasion of Labor Day and Eid Al Fitr.

Employees receive 6 days of Eid al-Fitr vacation 2022, and 3 other days, which are the current Friday, April 29, which precedes the first official day of the Eid al-Fitr vacation 2022, and then the Friday that comes after the last day of the official holiday for Eid al-Fitr 2022, which comes on the sixth of Next May, then Saturday 7 May, which is also an official holiday in some bodies and sectors.

As for employees in the private sector, the leave will be for two days only, which are Monday, May 2 and next Tuesday, May 3.

The employer may employ the worker on these two days if the working conditions so require, and the worker in this case is entitled, in addition to his wages for this day, twice this wage.

Eid gifts in Egypt .. unforgettable joy and trade revive the markets in preparation for Eid al-Fitr (Al-Jazeera)

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development announced the dates of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Saudi Arabia for the private and non-profit sectors. The Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 for these sectors begins from the end of Saturday, April 30, and will continue until Thursday, May 5.

As for the government sector, the Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Saudi Arabia for government employees begins with the end of the working day of April 26, 2022 corresponding to the date of Ramadan 25 and ends on the next May 6 corresponding to the date of Shawwal 5 Hijri, for all workers and employees in the Saudi government sector, which is a paid leave. Reward on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

And local media later reported that the Saudi king had directed to extend the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Saudi Arabia to 15 days, as the leave of male and female students in schools and universities was modified to be at the end of the working day on Thursday, April 21, 2022 corresponding to Ramadan 20, and the vacation days end in 7th of next May corresponding to 6th of Shawwal 1443 AH.

Eid Al Fitr holiday 2022 in the United Arab Emirates

The Federal Authority for Governmental Human Resources in the United Arab Emirates decided to start the Eid Al Fitr holiday in the Emirates starting from Saturday 29 Ramadan 1443 AH, and it will continue until the third of Shawwal 1443 AH, and according to that of the Gregorian date, which means that the holiday will start From April 30 to May 4, 2022.

Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Kuwait

The Civil Service Commission in Kuwait announced that the Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 begins from Sunday, May 1, next, and extends until Thursday, May 5, with official working hours to resume on Sunday, May 8.

And the Kuwaiti Amiri Diwan revealed, in a circular it issued, that Sunday is disrupted as a day of rest as it is the thirtieth of Ramadan, while Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are official holidays because they are days of Eid al-Fitr, and Thursday is a day of rest that falls between two holidays.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in the Sultanate of Oman

The Ministry of Civil Service in the Sultanate of Oman announced that the date of Eid Al Fitr 2022 for employees in the public and private sectors will start from Monday, May 2, 2022 and end on Thursday, May 5.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Iraq

The Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Iraq for employees in the public and private sectors will start from Sunday, May 1, corresponding to Ramadan 30, 1443 AH, and will continue until Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Bahrain

Media sources stated that the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday has been set from Monday, May 2 next, until Wednesday, May 4, for 3 consecutive days, after which the official working hours will be returned in all government and private sectors and banks.


Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Yemen

The Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Yemen begins on Monday, May 2, and continues until Wednesday, May 4, and this applies to the public and private sectors, according to some Yemeni media sources, knowing that Sunday, May 1, is Labor Day, which It is considered an official holiday in Yemen.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Jordan

Jordanian media sources stated that the Eid Al Fitr 2022 holiday in Jordan will start on Sunday, May 1, next, which coincides with the Labor Day holiday.

The Eid al-Fitr holiday in Jordan continues until Wednesday, May 4, which is expected to be the third day of the month of Shawwal according to the Islamic calendar.

Those sources indicated that the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Jordan applies to workers in the public and private sectors.

Crowds of worshipers in front of the tribal chapel of Al-Aqsa Mosque during Eid Al-Fitr prayers (Al-Jazeera-Archive)

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Palestine

The Palestinian Cabinet announced - in a statement published - that the Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 will start from the morning of Sunday, May 1, next, and continue until the evening of Wednesday, May 4, next, with the official working hours returning on Thursday morning.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Lebanon

The Eid al-Fitr holiday in Lebanon for this year 2022 begins on Sunday, May 1, which coincides with Labor Day and Martyrs' Day, and will continue until next Wednesday, May 4, according to Lebanese media sources.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Syria

The Eid al-Fitr holiday in Syria for this year 2022 will be from the beginning of the third to the fifth of May 2022, and the holiday includes all public and private sectors of the state, according to media sources.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Tunisia

The Tunisian government grants all government sector employees 4 days of the blessed Eid al-Fitr vacation for the year 2022. According to the Tunisian government, the leave of government sector employees, universities and schools on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr begins on Sunday, May 1 and continues until next May 4.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Morocco

The Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in the Kingdom of Morocco begins on Sunday, May 1, which also coincides with the Labor Day holiday, and the holiday continues until Wednesday, May 4, according to some Moroccan media sources.

In Morocco - like the rest of the Islamic countries - the celebration of the first day of Eid al-Fitr begins with the performance of the Eid prayer (archive - Al Jazeera)

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Algeria

The Eid al-Fitr holiday in Algeria begins on Sunday, May 1, which coincides with Labor Day, and will continue until Wednesday, May 4, according to some media sources.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Libya

The Libyan authorities have not announced the date of the start of Eid Al-Fitr until this writing, but according to astronomical calculations, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr will be on Monday, May 2, next, and therefore it is expected that Eid Al-Fitr 2022 will be in Libya from Monday morning until evening Next Wednesday, May 4th.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Somalia

The Eid al-Fitr holiday in Somalia is expected to start from the morning of Monday, May 2nd, and continue until Wednesday, May 4th, according to some media sources.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Sudan

The Eid Al Fitr 2022 holiday in Sudan begins on Monday, May 2, and will continue until Thursday, May 5, according to media sources.

Arab worshipers listen to the Eid al-Fitr sermon in Arabic in the Fire Station Square in Istanbul, Turkey (Al Jazeera-Archive)

When is the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Turkey

The Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs announced the date of Eid al-Fitr in Turkey for the year 2022, corresponding to 1443 AH.

According to the calendar of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs, the date of Eid al-Fitr in Turkey will be on Monday, May 2, 2022, corresponding to Shawwal 1, 1443 AH.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Comoros

Fasting began in the Comoros on Sunday, April 2, and accordingly, the crescent of the month of Shawwal will be investigated on the first of next May, knowing that the astronomical holiday will be on the second Monday of next May, and it is expected, according to media sources, that it will be a holiday. Eid in the Comoros is 3 days, ending on the evening of Wednesday, May 4th.

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Mauritania

The official authorities have not yet announced the date of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday 2022 in the country, but it is expected that it will start from the morning of Monday, May 2 until the evening of Wednesday, May 4, as is the case in most Arab and Islamic countries.

Two Afghan youths decorate Eid sweets in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday at a small bakery in central Kabul (Reuters)

Eid al-Fitr holiday 2022 in Muslim countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Ghana as well as India

Eid is expected to be on Tuesday, May 3 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Ghana, because these countries began fasting on Sunday, April 2, 2022, and these countries will investigate the crescent on Sunday May 1, corresponding to 30 From the month of Ramadan.

Usually, the Eid al-Fitr vacation in these countries lasts for 3 days, and therefore it is expected that the Eid vacation in these countries will begin on the morning of Tuesday, May 3, and continue until the evening of Thursday, May 5.

Muslims pray the Eid al-Fitr prayer last 2021 at Jami Khairuddin Mosque in Amritsar, India, in the shadow of the Corona virus epidemic (French)

Ruling on Eid al-Fitr prayer

Islam legislated the two Eid prayers, the first prayer on the morning of the first day of Eid al-Fitr on the first of Shawwal Hijri each year, and the second on the morning of the first day of Eid al-Adha on the tenth of Dhu al-Hijjah AH each year, in the first year of migration, and it is an obligation of sufficiency for the Hanbalis and the Imamis. It is a confirmed Sunnah according to the Malikis and Shafi’is, and it is obligatory according to the Hanafis.

And it is proven in the hadith: that the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, persevered in it, and commanded men, women and boys to go out for it, and the Eid prayer of two units, during which the takbeer is prescribed, and then one sermon.

People in a market in the ancient city of Hyderabad, India, prepare for Eid al-Fitr (French)

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