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.
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 has been declared on Sunday June 25 by most countries, and Monday June 26 by some countries.
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.
- Egypt, UAE, Kuwait: Five-day holiday, from Friday June 23 until Tuesday June 27.
- Oman: Nine-day holiday, from Friday June 23 until Saturday July 1.
- Jordan, Palestine: Six-day holiday, from Friday June 23 until Wednesday June 28.
- Nigeria: Four-day holiday from Saturday June 24 until Tuesday June 27.
- Pakistan: Three-day holiday from Monday June 26 until Wednesday June 28.
- Lebanon, Philippines, 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.
2016 Eid holidays
In 2016, Eid al-Fitr was celebrated on July 6, and the following public holidays were observed:
- Saudi Arabia: 11-day Eid holiday, from Thursday June 30 until Sunday July 10.
- Qatar: 11-day Eid holiday, from Sunday July 3 until Monday July 11, including the July 1-2 weekend.
- UAE and Bangladesh: Nine-day Eid holiday, from Friday July 1 until Saturday July 9.
- Turkey: Nine-day Eid holiday, from Saturday July 2 until Sunday July 10.
- Oman: Five-day holiday, from Tuesday July 5 until Saturday July 9.
- Pakistan: Four-day holiday, from Tuesday July 5 until Friday July 8.