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Kuwait Public Holidays

27 January 2020

The Islamic festivals are based on Islamic calendar, determined by various moon phase sighting. The dates of the holidays change every year. The Holidays 2020 calendar is only based on estimates. The Kuwait holiday calendar cannot be guaranteed for 100 percent accuracy.

During the lunar month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid Al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and there may be interruptions in normal business patterns. Several restaurants are closed during the day and there could be restrictions on smoking and drinking. This could last from two to ten days, depending on the region.

Here's the list of public holidays in Kuwait for 2020

public holidays in Kuwait

International New Year's Day- Wednesday, 1st January 2020

(Public and private sectors, and Banks in Kuwait remain closed).

National Day Kuwait

Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Liberation Day Kuwait

Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Lailat Al Miraj - The Prophet's Ascension

Sunday, 22nd Marh 2020

Eid-al-Fitr - The end of Ramadan fasting month (3 days public holidays)

Sunday, 24th May 2020 to Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Arafat Day (Haj Day) - Date yet to be confirmed

Thursday, 30th July 2020

Eid-al-Adha - Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition – Qurban (3 days public holidays)

Friday, 31st July 2020
Saturday, 1st August 2020

Al-Hijra - Islamic New Year

Thursday, 20th August 2020

Milad Un Nabi - The Prophet's Birthday

Thurssday, 29th October 2020

Note: Holidays in Kuwait are sometimes subject to arbitrary last minute changes by local authorities, just as in any other part of the world. Although, effort has been made to present an accurate list of holidays for the year 2020, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omission of data herein. Therefore, you can verify the above dates with the embassy before planning a trip to Kuwait.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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