The moon-sighting committee has announced that Eid al-Fitr will begin in Bahrain on Sunday May 24.
This marks the beginning of Shawwal at the end of Ramadan.
A crescent moon was not sighted, meaning the beginning of the holiday will fall on Sunday.
Both private and public sector workers, who have the same holidays, will enjoy a five day break including the weekend, returning to work on Wednesday May 27.
There are still a number of national holidays to come for the rest of 2020, see the full estimated list below.
- Eid al Adha – Predicted to fall July 30 (depending on moon sighting)
- Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23
- Ashura – Friday August 28-29
- Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29
- Bahrain National Day – Wednesday December 16-17
Get you diary marked if you want to plan ahead, remembering religious holiday dates are subject to change.