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Public holidays in Qatar

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Public holidays in Qatar

Qatar observes several public holidays. The two weekend days are Friday and Saturday. Annual public holidays include:

Date English name Local (Arabic) name Description
1 January New Year's Day رأس السنة الميلادية The Gregorian New Year's Day, celebrated by most parts of the world.
Second Tuesday in February National Sports Day اليوم الوطني للرياضة A public holiday. Started in 2012.[1]
Early March March bank holiday عطلة البنك A bank holiday.
18 December Qatar National Day اليوم الوطني لقطر National Day of Qatar.[2][3]
1st Muharram Islamic New Year رأس السنة الهجرية Islamic New Year (also known as: Hijri New Year).
1st, 2nd, 3rd Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr عيد الفطر Commemorates end of Ramadan.[2][3]
10th, 11th, 12th Zulhijjah Eid ul-Adha عيد الأضحى Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Also known as the Big Feast (celebrated from the 10th to 13th).[2][3]

Several holidays are celebrated by the government or banks as well.[2]

External links

  • Public Holidays Qatar at the Qatar Embassy homepage.

References

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  1. ^ "Official holiday as Qatar marks National Sports Day". Gulf News. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Qatar Public Holidays 2011". Q++ Studio. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Qatar Public Holidays". AME info. 


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