Top events in Oman

January
01

The biggest event in Muscat (if not Oman) is this annual month-long festival held in several outdoor venues around the city. The festival...

January
01

Groups from around the world perform during these cultural evenings. Past performers have included traditional music and dance from Jordan,...

February
07

Held at the Qurum National Park, the Oman Food Festival is a great opportunity to try the best of Omani Cuisine. It's run in conjunction with...

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.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 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
July
23
Renaissance Day
Start date:
23 July 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Islamic New Year
Start date:
22 September 2017
November
18
Birthday of HM Sultan Qaboos
Start date:
18 November 2017
November
18
National Day
Start date:
18 November 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
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