Top events in Kuwait

February
01

Month-long cultural festival celebrating the spring and marked with shopping extravaganzas.

February
25

National Day marks the foundation of Kuwait as a country in 1961. This country-wide celebration includes public meetings, a firework display and...

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...

Kuwait Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
25
National Day
Start date:
25 February 2016
February
26
Liberation Day
Start date:
26 February 2016
May
05
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
5 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Islamic New Year
Start date:
3 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
February
25
National Day
Start date:
25 February 2017
February
26
Liberation Day
Start date:
26 February 2017
April
24
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
24 April 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
21
Islamic New Year
Start date:
21 September 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
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