Bahrain 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 (رأس السنة رأس السنة) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
1 MayMonLabour Day (يوم العمال) - It is an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers. Locally called "Eid Al Oumal" (Workers' Day)
25 JunSunEid 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
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
27 JunTueEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
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 SeptThursHijri New Year (رأس السنة الهجرية) - Islamic New Year. Marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented
29 SeptFriAshoora Eve (عاشوراء) - Represent the 9th and 10th day of the Hijri month of Muharram. Coincide with the memory of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein
30 SeptSatAshoora (عاشوراء) - Represent the 9th and 10th day of the Hijri month of Muharram. Coincide with the memory of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein
30 NovThursBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (المولد النبوي) - Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world
16 DecSatNational Day (اليوم الوطني) - National Day of Bahrain. Accession Day of Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the first Emir of Bahrain
17 DecSunNational Day Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 JanSatProphet Mohammed's Birthday
4 JanSunProphet Mohammed's Birthday (Observed)
1 MayFriLabour Day
3 MaySunLabour Day (observed)
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
19 JulSunEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
22 SeptTueArafat Day
23 SeptWedEid Al-Adha
24 SeptThursEid Al-Adha Holiday
25 SeptFriEid Al-Adha Holiday
14 OctWedHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
22 OctThursAshura Eve - 9th day of Muharram
23 OctFriAshura - 10th day of Muharram
16 DecWedNational Day
17 DecThursNational Day Holiday
24 DecThursBirthday of Prophet Muhammad

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
1 FebMonHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
1 MaySunLabour Day
6 JulWedEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
8 JulFriEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
10 SeptSatArafat Day
11 SeptSunEid Al-Adha
12 SeptMonEid Al-Adha Holiday
13 SeptTueEid Al-Adha Holiday
10 OctMonAshura Eve - 9th day of Muharram
11 OctTueAshura - 10th day of Muharram
12 DecMonBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
16 DecFriNational Day
17 DecSatNational Day Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
17 JunSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
18 JunMonEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
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)
19 SeptWedAshoora Eve (9th day of Muharram)
20 SeptThursAshoora (10th day of Muharram)
20 NovTueBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
16 DecSunNational Day
17 DecMonNational Day Holiday

Notes

  • Friday and Saturday are the weekend
  • If a holiday falls on a weekend, it may be a holiday for the public sector on the next weekday

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