Kuwait Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
25 FebSatNational Day (اليوم الوطني) - Marks the day when Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ascended to the throne in 1950
26 FebSunLiberation Day (يوم التحرير) - Marks the day end of the Gulf War and Kuwait was liberated from Iraqi occupation in 1991
24 AprMonAl Isra' wal Miraj (الإسراء 'وول المعراج) - Lailat Al Miraj. Marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
27 JunTueEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
28 JunWedEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
31 AugThursArafat Day (يوم عرفات) - Arafat Day is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and is the day before the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid ul-Adha
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice
3 SeptSunEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice
21 SeptThursMuharram / Islamic New Year - Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning. Marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year
1 DecFriBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (المولد النبوي) - Mawlid al-Nabi. Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriProphet Mohammed's Birthday
25 FebWedNational Day
26 FebThursLiberation Day - End of the Gulf War in 1991
16 MaySatEid al Isra' Wal Mi'raj - Ascension of the Prophet
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
19 JulSunEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
22 SeptTueArafat Day - Date to be confirmed. Arafat (Haj) Day
23 SeptWedEid Al-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
24 SeptThursEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
25 SeptFriEid Al-Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
14 OctWedHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
24 DecThursBirthday of Prophet Muhammad - Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 FebThursNational Day
26 FebFriLiberation Day - End of the Gulf War in 1991
5 MayThursEid al Isra' Wal Mi'raj - Ascension of the Prophet
6 JulWedEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
8 JulFriEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
10 SeptSatArafat Day - Date to be confirmed. Arafat (Haj) Day
11 SeptSunEid Al-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
12 SeptMonEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
13 SeptTueEid Al-Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 OctSunHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
12 DecMonBirthday of Prophet Muhammad - Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
25 FebSunNational Day (Marks the creation of Kuwait as a nation in 1961)
26 FebMonLiberation Day (End of the Gulf War in 1991)
13 AprFriEid al Isra' Wal Mi'raj (Ascension of the Prophet)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
17 JunSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
21 AugTueArafat Day (Date to be confirmed. Arafat (Haj) Day)
22 AugWedEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
23 AugThursEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
24 AugFriEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
11 SeptTueHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
20 NovTueBirthday of Prophet Muhammad

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