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
01

During the Holy Month of Ramadan tents are erected in hotel gardens for people to break their fast after sundown with a selection of Omani...

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.

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.

May
27
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
27 May 2014
July
23
Renaissance Day
Start date:
23 July 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
November
05
Birthday of HM Sultan Qaboos
Start date:
5 November 2014
November
22
National Day
Start date:
22 November 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.

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
July
23
Renaissance Day
Start date:
23 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
November
18
Birthday of HM Sultan Qaboos
Start date:
18 November 2015
November
18
National Day
Start date:
18 November 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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