Public Holidays in Kuwait in 2016

Kuwait Upcoming Holidays in Kuwait

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Maulud Nabi

12 December 2016 This National holiday is in 52 days. Celebrated by the Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third mont...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 72 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

National Day
National Day

25 February 2017 This National holiday is in 127 days. Marks the day when Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ascended to the throne in 1950

Kuwait List of National Public holidays of Kuwait in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 03 Jan 3 New Years Day Holiday Moved to Sunday 3 January
Thursday February 25 Feb 25 National Day Marks the creation of Kuwait as a nation in 1961
Friday February 26 Feb 26 Liberation Day End of the Gulf War in 1991
Thursday May 05 May 5 Eid al Isra' Wal Mi'raj
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector holiday
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Eid Al Fitr End of Ramadan
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
Sunday September 11 Sep 11 Arafat Day Public sector holiday
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Eid Al-Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday September 14 Sep 14 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday September 15 Sep 15 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Public sector holiday
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Hijri New Year Islamic New Year
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Birthday of Prophet Muhammad


National Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • Observes a Friday and Saturday weekend

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