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Kuwait Public Holidays

22 January 2024

The Islamic festivals are based on Islamic calendar, determined by various moon phase sighting. The dates of the holidays change every year. The Holidays 2024 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 2024.

International New Year's Day
Monday, 1st January 2024
(Public and private sectors, and Banks in Kuwait remain closed).

Lailat Al Miraj - The Prophet's Ascension
Thursday, 8th February 2024

National Day Kuwait
Sunday, 25th February 2024

Liberation Day Kuwait
Monday, 26th February 2024

Eid-al-Fitr - The end of Ramadan fasting month (3 days public holidays)
Wednesday, 10th April 2024 to Friday, 12th April 2024

Eid-al-Adha - Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition – Qurban (3 days public holidays)
Monday, 17th June 2024 & Wednesday, 19th June 2024

Al-Hijra - Islamic New Year
Monday, 8th July 2024

Milad Un Nabi - The Prophet's Birthday
Monday, 16th September 2024

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 2024, 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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