Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So when's it happening?

The question on everyone's lips today is: "when is Eid happening?".

People working in the public sector don't really care, they're getting most of next week off.

But for us private sector people, the question is an important one. Are we getting a 4 day weekend, or a butchered workweek?

The possibilities are as follows:

- Eid could be on Sunday, which means that we'll get Sunday and Monday off (hence the 4-day weekend, Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)

- Eid could be on Monday, which means we'll get a butchered workweek (Fri-Sat off, work on Sunday, then Mon-Tue off)

- My company could decide to generously give us 3 days off (which is what my sister is getting...I'm so jealous!)

Surely, there must be a better way to decide when Eid is, other than waiting for the moon to make up its mind. I can't believe that with all the technology we have, the satellites and the telescopes, we can't find out when Eid really is?

It makes planning a long weekend so difficult....Sure, I could take Sunday off, regardless...but work commitments do not allow me to do that. This really sucks....

4 comments:

Keefieboy said...

I thought I read that it would start on the 21st - Saturday. 2 days off for the plebs, and 3 for the Government. Past caring I am, I'll be working whatever...

Keefieboy said...

Oh, Eid mubarak!

sky said...

If you read Gulf News, you would know that the moon will 'make up its mind' by appearing on Monday. However, Eid will probably be announced on Sunday (ya3ni start Monday).
tsk tsk...

Day Dreamer said...

Technically Eid is going to be on Sunday! well thats when I last checked my calender :), its not about the technology of satellites and telescopes! it was never been about that! I don't know how long you've been in UAE, but I guess the people who announce these things like keeping us on the edge! supposingly they look they wait until the moon appears! ya right!