UAE calendar 2013
Seven emirates seceded from Oman and allied themselves into United Arab Emirates, the crown jewel of which is Dubai even though its capital is Abu Dhabi. While the six other emirates are deeply steeped in Islamic culture, Dubai is not, as it is the meeting point of East and West in the Gulf. As such, the UAE calendar 2013 contains mostly Islamic celebrations, with occasions for tourists to join those that are secular and Christian (mostly held in Dubai).
New Year’s Day – Celebration of the beginning of the new year of the Gregorian calendar. Though the United Arab Emirates are an Islamic country and therefore follow the Islamic calendar they still celebrate the beginning of the new year of the Gregorian calendar. Tuesday, 1January 2013
Milad un Nabi
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday – The Birthday of the most important prophet of Islam falls on a different day every year and is celebrated with a lot of pomp in the UAE. A tradition for this day is to give certain sweets to your loved ones.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
End of Ramadan – It is one of the two major celebrations in Islam and can easily be compared in its importance to Christmas. It is a 3-day festivity, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, the fasting month of the Muslims. During these 3 days people visit relatives, give Eid money to children and eat a lot of traditional sweets.
Wednesday. 14 August 2013
The Day of Arafat – On this day in the UAE calendar 2013, the people that are performing Hajj are traveling from the city of Mecca to the Mountain of Arafat. Muslims that are not performing Hajj will spend this day fasting and praying. It is not a major holiday but it still is celebrated by the Muslims living in the UAE.
Monday, 14 October 2013
The Feast of Sacrifice – The second major and most important Celebration in Islam requires every Muslim Family to slaughter an animal as a sacrifice. Families in the UAE mostly choose between cows, goats and camels. The meat then is separated between themselves, relatives and the poor.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah
Islamic New Year – Another name for this celebration is Al-Hijra. It marks the beginning of the Islamic year and it was recommended by the Islamic prophet Muhammad to fast on this certain day. It is a national holiday and is not only celebrated in the UAE but by Muslims all over the world.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
UAE National Day – This day in the UAE calendar 2013 is celebrated since 1971 when the seven separated Emirates untied into the United Arab Emirates. On this day people wave the flag of the UAE, paint its colors on their faces, and decorate their cars in the national colors of red, black, white and green.
Monday, 2 December 2013
Have a Happy UAE Holidays in 2013.!
Category: UAE Holidays