Bahrain announces dates for Eid Al Fitr holiday

Bahrainis will enjoy a three-day break after Ramadan

Muslims perform late night prayers in Al Fateh Mosque during this year's holy month in Manama, Bahrain. Reuters

Bahrain has announced the dates of public holidays around Eid Al Fitr.

Prince Salman bin Hamad, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain, issued a directive on Monday through an official circular which said this year's public holiday will continue for two days after Eid Al Fitr.

Work will resume on Thursday after the holiday. The statement says that May 1, or Labour Day, will be a public holiday for all government ministries and government-linked institutions in Bahrain.

The government this month said public spaces including cinemas, swimming pools, conference centres, gyms and other venues would be open to visitors effective from the end of Ramadan, provided they can show proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 through the BeAware Bahrain app, and that they were 14 days past their second vaccination, the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus said.

Last year, Bahrainis enjoyed a slightly longer public holiday as Arafat Day fell on the July 18 and July 19, a day before Eid Al Fitr.

Prince Hamad has decreed that widows and orphans registered with the Royal Humanitarian Foundation will receive clothing for the celebration of Eid Al Fitr.

Updated: April 25, 2022, 4:05 PM