Top events in Kuwait

February
26

One of the most important dates for the people of Kuwait, Liberation Day is celebrated every year on 26 February and commemorates the liberation...

November
01

Races start around 0700 or 0800 at Al-Atraf Camel Racing Club on a track 7km west of Al-Jahra. 

Kuwait Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on the weekend are observed during the preceding or following week. Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2020

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2020
February
25
National Day
Start date:
25 February 2020
February
26
Liberation Day
Start date:
26 February 2020
March
22
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
22 March 2020
May
24
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
24 May 2020
End date:
26 May 2020
July
31
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
31 July 2020
End date:
2 August 2020
August
20
Islamic New Year
Start date:
20 August 2020
October
29
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
29 October 2020

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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