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DOHA: The first day of Eid Al Adha is on November 6, and Muslims will be fasting a day before, on November 5, it being the day of Arafat.
Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported yesterday that it was the first day of the Hijri (lunar) month of Dhul Hijjah (the month of Hajj).
Since the first day of Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja, November 6 is the day when Eid Al Adha begins.
Eid holidays in the government sector are expected to be for nine days, from November 4. State employees are likely to resume work on November 12.
In the private sector, there usually are four days of holidays for Eid Al Adha because the holidays begin from the day of Arafat and continue until the third and last day of Eid. The holidays for Eid Al Fitr are, on the other hand, for three days.