Top events in Kuwait

October
01

Races start around 0700 or 0800 at Al-Atraf Camel Racing Club on a track 7km west of Al-Jahra. The camel racing season is between October and...

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...

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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

February
25
National Day
Start date:
25 February 2014
February
26
Liberation Day
Start date:
26 February 2014
May
27
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
27 May 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
25
Islamic New Year
Start date:
25 October 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

February
25
National Day
Start date:
25 February 2015
February
26
Liberation Day
Start date:
26 February 2015
May
16
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
16 May 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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