Christ's Mass, celebrated on December 25th since the 4th century, needs to move over, according to the UAE.
The United Arab Emerites has declared December 24 the public holiday to remember the “prophet's” birthday. The Minister of Education, and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, declared that Thursday, the 24th, would be dedicated to mark Muhammad's birth.
This is now the law of the land for the UAE. Hammadi sent congratulations to numerous heads of state and royalty, wishing them best regards on this newly established holiday.
Interestingly, Christmas is tolerated in the UAE, but one wonders for how long, with their Prophet taking what they would consider his rightful place in their federal holidays.
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