The UAE Cabinet has issued a decision detailing to mark Commemoration Day, previously known as Martyr’s Day, ceremonies will be undertaken by ministries and institutions across the country. The country is scheduled to hold Commemoration Day, which is held in remembrance of members of the armed forces killed in combat, on November 30 and as November 30 falls on a Friday, which is a holiday for the government offices this year, the commemoration ceremony will instead be held on Thursday, November 29.
Commemoration Day will see the UAE flag raised to half-mast at government offices mast at 8:00 am, and a minute of silent prayer at 11:30 am, followed by the raising of the UAE flag and the national anthem.
WAM said, “President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared that 30th November of each year would be Commemoration Day, in recognition of the sacrifices the UAE’s martyrs gave to perform their duties to the homeland and keeping the UAE flag high,”
The public and private sector workers would receive two days off following the weekend after Commemoration Day to celebrate the country’s National Day, said the UAE Cabinet.