Yemen 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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
1 MayMonLabour Day - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
22 MayMonUnification Day (National Day) - Yemeni unification took place on May 22, 1990, when the area of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (also known as South Yemen) was united with the Yemen Arab Republic (also known as North Yemen), forming the Republic of Yemen (known as simply Yemen).
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
29 JunThursEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan. Government only
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. Date varies on Lunar Cycle
3 SeptSunEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Date varies on Lunar Cycle
4 SeptMonEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Date varies on Lunar Cycle
21 SeptThursHijri New Year (رأس السنة الهجرية) - Islamic New Year. The first day of the year based on the lunar Islamic calendar
26 SeptTueNorth Yemen Revolution Day - Celebrating the North's revolution against the imams
14 OctSatLiberation Day - Celebrating the South Yemen's revolution against the British Empire
30 NovThursIndependence Day - It is the day the South Yemen gained independence from the British
1 DecFriBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (Rabi' al-Awwal) - Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
4 JanSunRabi' alAwwal
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot at Chicago)
22 MayFriUnification Day (National Day)
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
19 JulSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
20 JulMonEid Al Fitr Holiday (Government only. End of Ramadan)
23 SeptWedEid Al-Adha Holiday (Arafat (Haj) Day)
24 SeptThursEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
25 SeptFriEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
26 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
26 SeptSatSeptember Revolution Day
14 OctWedLiberation Day
15 OctThursHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
30 NovMonIndependence Day
24 DecThursRabi' al-Awwal (2nd time in 2015 due to Lunar cycle)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot at Chicago)
22 MaySunUnification Day (National Day)
6 JulWedEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
8 JulFriEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
9 JulSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (Government only. End of Ramadan)
10 JulSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (Government only. End of Ramadan)
11 JulMonEid Al Fitr Holiday (Government only. End of Ramadan)
12 SeptMonEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
13 SeptTueEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
14 SeptWedEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
15 SeptThursEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
26 SeptMonSeptember Revolution Day
2 OctSunHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
14 OctFriLiberation Day
30 NovWedIndependence Day
12 DecMonRabi' al-Awwal

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot at Chicago)
22 MayTueUnification Day (National Day)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
17 JunSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
18 JunMonEid Al Fitr Holiday (Government only. End of Ramadan)
19 JunTueEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
20 JunWedEid Al Fitr Holiday (Government only. 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)
25 AugSatEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
11 SeptTueHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
26 SeptWedSeptember Revolution Day
14 OctSunLiberation Day
20 NovTueRabi' al-Awwal
30 NovTueIndependence Day

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