Top events in Oman

July
01

Colourful parades take to the streets while artistic and cultural exhibitions are arranged by organisations such as the Omani Society for Fine...

July
23

This celebration gives thanks to the day Sultan Qaboos bin Said began his rule in 1970, transforming the country into the modern, advanced and...

August
19

This important Muslim holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated throughout the country. The markets of Nizwa, Nafar and Suroor become...

Oman Public Holidays

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

Public holiday note

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
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
July
23
Renaissance Day
Start date:
23 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
November
18
Birthday of HM Sultan Qaboos
Start date:
18 November 2016
November
18
National Day
Start date:
18 November 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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