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Top events in Syrian Arab Republic

November
16

Also called the festival of sacrifice, the festival follows the annual Islamic pilgrimage and commemorates the trials of the Prophet Abraham....

April
01

Flower traders and enthusiasts gather every year for the capital's annual flower show.

July
08

Annual four-day Jazz festival featuring local and international talents.

Syrian Arab Republic Public Holidays

Below are 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
March
08
Revolution Day
Start date:
8 March 2016
March
27
Easter Sunday
Start date:
27 March 2016
April
17
Independence Day
Start date:
17 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
01
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
06
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
6 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 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
October
06
Anniversary of October Liberation War
Start date:
6 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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