Eid Al Fitr Holiday in Qatar in 2023



  How long until Eid Al Fitr Holiday?
Eid Al Fitr Holiday
  Dates of Eid Al Fitr Holiday in Qatar
2024 Apr 7, Apr 8, Apr 9, Apr 10, Apr 11, Apr 12
QatarFri, Apr 12National Holiday (additional day)
QatarThu, Apr 11National Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, Apr 10National Holiday
QatarTue, Apr 9Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, Apr 8Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Apr 7Government Holiday (additional day)
2023 Apr 20, Apr 21, Apr 22, Apr 23, Apr 24
QatarMon, Apr 24National Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Apr 23National Holiday (additional day)
QatarSat, Apr 22National Holiday
QatarFri, Apr 21Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarThu, Apr 20Government Holiday (additional day)
2022 May 1, May 2, May 3, May 4, May 5, May 6, May 7, May 8, May 9
QatarMon, May 9Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, May 8Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSat, May 7Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarFri, May 6Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarThu, May 5Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, May 4National Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, May 3National Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, May 2National Holiday
QatarSun, May 1Government Holiday (additional day)
2021 May 9, May 10, May 11, May 12, May 13, May 14, May 15, May 16, May 17, May 18
QatarTue, May 18Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, May 17Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, May 16Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSat, May 15National Holiday (additional day)
QatarFri, May 14National Holiday (additional day)
QatarThu, May 13National Holiday
QatarWed, May 12Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, May 11Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, May 10Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, May 9Government Holiday (additional day)
2020 May 19, May 20, May 21, May 24, May 25, May 26, May 27, May 28
QatarThu, May 28Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, May 27Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, May 26National Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, May 25National Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, May 24National Holiday
QatarThu, May 21Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, May 20Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, May 19Government Holiday (additional day)
  Summary

Holiday for the public sector to mark Eid al-Fitr

  Eid Al Fitr Holiday in other countries
Eid Al Fitr Holiday internationally

Eid Al Fitr in Qatar

The date of Eid al-Fitr in Qatar is determined by the Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

When is Eid al-Fitr?

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.  The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

As the date of Eid depends on the sighting of the moon, there may be variations in the exact date that is celebrated around the world. The announcement of the exact dates of Eid Al-Fitr may not happen until close to the start of Ramadan.

Keep up to date with the Eid al-Fitr public holidays with our day by day guide.

Traditions of Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is often called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.” The practice of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan ("Sawm") is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the text of the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic. There is no audible call to prayer for the Eid prayers. Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat". The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.

It's a tradition to wear new clothes and on the way to the mosque, eat something sweet such as a date, and recite a small prayer called a takbeer.

Other key elements of the Eid celebrations are giving money to the poor (known as 'Zakat al-Fitr', the amount to be given depends on the possessions someone has), sending Eid greetings and feasting with families.

For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is a festival to show gratitude to Allah for the help and strength he gave them throughout the month of Ramadan to help them practice self-control.

The phrase commonly used by Muslims as a greeting on this day is “Eid Mubarak”, which is Arabic for 'blessed festival'. The proper response to Eid Mubarak is "Khair Mubarak", which wishes goodness on the person who has greeted you.

The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions after their victory in the battle of Jang-e-Badar, a turning point in Muhammad's struggle with his opponents among the Quraish in Mecca during in the early days of Islam.

Eid al-Fitr may also be called 'Feast of the Lesser Bairam, Bairam being a Turkic word for holiday. It may seem odd that the word lesser is used for such a widely celebrated festival, the reason is that the 'Greater Bairam' is Eid al-Adha, the other great Islamic festival which is seen as the holier of the two. 

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