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Bank and Public Holidays for Bahrain

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Bahrain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

April ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labour Day
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
* Fri Arafat Day Bnk+Gov
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
Sat Islamic New Year
* Sun Islamic New Year Holiday (tentative) Bnk+Gov
Sun Ashura Holiday
Mon Ashura
Tue National Day
Wed National Day Holiday
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Recent News and Updates

10 Jan 2014 Bahrain 2014 Prophet's Birthday Bank Holiday (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare a bank holiday on Monday, January 13, 2014, to mark the upcoming official annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed for the Islamic year 1435.  09 Jan 2014 Bahrain 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday, January 13, 2014, as the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed for the Islamic year 1435.  29 Dec 2013 Bahrain New Year 2014 Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular also declaring Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Western New Year 2014.  26 Dec 2013 Bahrain New Year 2014 Bank Holidays (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare a bank holiday on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, to mark the upcoming annual public holiday for the Western New Year 2014.  13 Dec 2013 Bahrain 2013 National Day Bank Holidays (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would also declare bank holidays on Monday and Tuesday, December 16 an 17, 2013, to mark the upcoming annual National Day and the 14th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  12 Dec 2013 Bahrain 2013 National Day Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday and Tuesday, December 16 an 17, 2013, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual National Day and the 14th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  12 Nov 2013 Bahrain 2013 Ashoora Bank Holidays (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare bank holidays on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14, 2013, in line with the recently-announced non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashoora.  10 Nov 2013 Bahrain 2013 Ashoora Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Deputy Prime Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14, 2013, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashoora.  02 Nov 2013 Bahrain Hijri 1435 Bank Holidays (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare a bank holiday on Monday, November 4, 2013, in line with the recently-announced non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual public holiday for the Islamic New Year 1435.  01 Nov 2013 Bahrain Hijri 1435 Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday, November 4, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1435 public holiday.  22 Aug 2013 Bahrain 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bahrain public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Bahrain are regulated by the Legislative Decree No.14 of 1993 which amended the earlier Labour Law For The Private Sector Promulgated By Legislative Decree No.23 Of 1976.  Weekend days are now Fridays and Saturdays .  Bahraini law stipulates compensation for public holidays that fall on Friday or Saturday, for the public sector. But private sector employees do not have any public holidays compensation benefits .  Bahrain International Codes BH and BHR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bh (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bahrain information and news: Central Bank of Bahrain (Bahrain central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bahrain maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bahrain), and Wikipedia (includes Bahrain commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bahrain, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Bahrain that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bahrain were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules). For more details on Muslim holidays, see Muslim Calendar Holidays. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bahrain, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bahrain, before planning any trip to Bahrain. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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