Eid holidays

Why are there different voices on Eid holidays this year? Did I miss any official word on this? Some are saying it’s going to be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. In that case, if Eid falls on Wednesday then we will have to go to work on 2nd day of Eid. In my opinion, Eid holidays should be from 29th of Ramazan to 3rd of Shawal. No ifs and buts. What do you think?

17 Comments so far

  1. Tariq (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    I couldn’t agree more. The Karachi Stock Exchange has infact announced holidays from Monday to 3rd of Shawwal, which makes perfect sense. Still, Tuesday is going to be 1st of Shawwal, so you won’t have to go to work on the 2nd day of Eid.

  2. Kashif (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    Official announcement is Mon-Wed, 23-25 Oct. I guess they have decided to have Eid on Tuesday.

    @Tariq: KSE is closed from Friday, being Jumma-tul-Wida.

  3. Manish (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    …I so totalee agree wid u…….

    @Tariq……..wat if they mess up again…?

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    In Any CASE Govt, Semi Govt and the City Govt will not resume work before Monday 30 October 2006.

    Autonmous private institutions have announced holidays from 24, 25, 26.

  5. Asma (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    Well yup I agree with no ifs and buts too … :)but eid would fall on tuesday apart from NWFP … and official verdict is mon to wed … !

  6. Farhan (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

    Eid holidays are over rated , i get bored at home from second day onwards prefer to be at work ,or I can request by boss to give me the office key so I can enter , 8 hrs with no one to bother me , I can get plenty of stuff done .

  7. Haseeb A (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

    doesnt matter when it falls. The whole weeks gonna be off!
    Oh and btw, did u guys know that homosexuality improves eyesight???
    Proof: They always see the moon first in NWFP ;)
    no offense meant

  8. KINGDOM (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

    @Haseeb: Soggy joke .. shame on you

  9. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    Since this post is specifically for Eid holidays so I was wondering if you guys can share what do you do normally during Eid other then prayers.

  10. Adnan K (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

    Ahh, another post to get nostalgic about. When I was there and younger I would come back from namaz and get dragged all over town to meet my parents siblings.

    Actually it was always like that on the first day of Eid. come back late int he evening and have some more Eid related food. (Like you needed anymore after all the firni, Siwai, samosas, jalebis, ras malais, and the home made mithas treats) The next couple of days would generally be pretty evenly split between people visiting or me hanging out with friends.

    Unfortunately since i havent been home for Eid in about seven yrs, the associations are a little different. Go to nimaaz and then go to work. I once showed up at work all dressed up in a nice kurta shalwar and sandals and everyone was like..WHAA….. that was fun.

  11. al khan (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

    The point is not on which days are the Eid holidays, the point is – why does Pakistan always have Eid on a different day to the rest of most of the islamic world? – and sometimes Eid is celebrated on two seperate days within the borders of Pakistan!! – There is only one moon – and so there there can only be one sighting – when one person sees it – its been seen – Period. Sometimes being different isnt special, its stupid.

  12. Adnan (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 11:03 pm

    @Farhan: You must be a techie right?

  13. humblina (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 2:32 am

    KSE has announced to take break from jumat-ul wida till thursday i.e26th…anyways i agree that eid holidays should start from 30th of ramazan incase not from 29th and last till atleast 3rd Shawwal.Happy Eid to there you all!

  14. IllusionFS (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 7:58 am

    I have heard some many people commenting negatively on the number of holidays we get in Pakistan *not in this post atleast*. I tell them, isnt it great? Stop being jealous you losers who have chose to live in the Farrangi land and keep complaining about the blessings that we have in this country. Even after all the inflation, we still have time to relax and take long holidays. Wohooooooooooo. I love this country.

  15. Farhan (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    I’m not a techie as per se , I work in Pharmaceuticals current assignment is to work on latest products for the firm so Eid day will be the best no botherations , printer and net ( the sweet 256kbps) all mine .

  16. wasiq (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:06 am

    Subject to the appearance of the Moon…..thats how it should be….no Moon no Holiday….howzatt in Inzi’s shoes again…?

  17. Adnan (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    ah farhan ok! It means we[I.T people] are not all alone in the world. There are insane in other fields as well. Relief!!

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