Top events in Qatar

December
01

Film-lovers whose tastes extend beyond the latest Hollywood blockbuster will love the choice of movies on show at this five-day festival. Katara...

December
11

A weeklong set of events, competitions, festival, and conferences that connect the youth of Qatar together in a celebration of the country’s...

December
18

A festival honouring Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammed bin Thani, considered the father of the country. The day is a national bank holiday, ending with...

Qatar 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

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
December
18
National Day
Start date:
18 December 2014
December
18
Independence Day
Start date:
18 December 2014

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
December
18
Independence Day
Start date:
18 December 2015
December
18
National Day
Start date:
18 December 2015
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