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Eid al-Fitr
Yemen

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Yemen

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Yemen with much religious fervour and general merriment.

YearDateDayHoliday
202111 May to 12 MayTue to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
13 MayThuEid al-Fitr
14 May to 15 MayFri to SatEid al-Fitr Holiday
202230 Apr to 1 MaySat to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
2 MayMonEid al-Fitr
3 May to 4 MayTue to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
202320 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
21 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 Apr to 23 AprSat to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
20248 Apr to 9 AprMon to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
10 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 Apr to 12 AprThu to FriEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.

When the moon-sighting committee announces that the new (crescent) moon is visible to the naked eye, Ramadan ends and the month of Shawwal commences. This is the first day of Shawwal and the festive holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

The men rise early to go to a mosque or other site for prayers and religious services. The women may stay home to start the cooking and other preparations for the festivities of the day. The men will also visit female relatives and give them small gifts of money.

Traditionally, families will then enjoy a big lunch together, with the house clean and everyone dressed up and looking their best. Children often go door to door through the neighbourhood. They knock on each door, say “Happy Eid!”, and wait for a small gift of money. This gift is called an “Eidi”.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202022 May to 23 MayFri to SatEid al-Fitr Holiday
24 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 May to 26 MayMon to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
20193 Jun to 4 JunMon to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
5 JunWedEid al-Fitr
6 JunThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
201813 JunWedEid al-Fitr Holiday
14 Jun to 17 JunThu to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
15 JunFriEid al-Fitr
201724 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 Jun to 28 JunMon to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday