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Bank and Public Holidays for Kuwait

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Kuwait 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.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu The Prophet's Ascension (day in lieu)
* Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sun Government Holiday (recess) Government
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
* Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Fri Arafat Day Bnk+Gov
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
* Mon Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Tue Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Wed Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Thu Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Fri Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Adha Holiday Government
Sat Hejira New Year (Islamic New Year)
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Recent News and Updates

19 Oct 2014 Kuwaiti Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday, October 25, 2014, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming New Hijri Year 1436 annual public holiday in Kuwait.  23 Sep 2014 Kuwaiti 2014 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Extended (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers has extended the duration of the KCSC-proposed upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait from 5 to 9 days, to run from Friday, October 3, until Saturday, October 11, 2014, inclusively.  20 Sep 2014 Kuwaiti 2014 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has proposed to the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait should run, this year, for 5 days.  22 Jul 2014 Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Bank Holidays (The Central Bank of Kuwait-Kuwait City) The Central Bank of Kuwait has issued a circular to the local banks about the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), stating that contrary to what was declared for government employees, Sunday, July 27, 2014, would not be a bank holiday in Kuwait.  16 Jul 2014 Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Approved (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Cabinet has approved the nine days annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr in 2014, as proposed by the Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC).  08 Jul 2014 Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2014 annual non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr will be nine days.  14 May 2014 Kuwaiti Public Holiday May 29 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, May 29, 2014, as another day in lieu non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa and Meraj (Prophet's Ascension) annual public holiday.  20 Feb 2014 Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 27 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26, 2014, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, along with, once again, an additional bridge public holiday on the following Thursday.  10 Jan 2014 Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 16 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has confirmed that it would once again move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, From Monday, January 13, to Thursday, January 16, 2014, to adjoin a nearby weekend.  07 Jan 2014 Kuwait Mulls 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Move (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) Sources within the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission have stated that the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers would almost certainly move the observance of the upcoming annual Prophet's Birthday non-working publuc holiday from Monday, January 13, to Thursday, January 16, 2014.  19 Dec 2013 Kuwaiti January 2 Public Holiday Rejected (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that, in the end, Wednesday, January 1, 2014, would be the only non-working public holiday for the upcoming Western New Year.  08 Dec 2013 Kuwaiti Public Holidays January 1-2 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had asked the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers to approve the CSC's decision to declare Thursday, January 2, 2014, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Kuwait, as January 1st falls on a Wednesday, in 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Kuwait 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

Weekends: Kuwait moved to 5-day workweeks in the early 1990's and, although many Muslim countries changed their weekend days in 2005 and 2006, weekends in Kuwait remained on Thursdays and Fridays, until 2007, when weekends in Kuwait were changed to Friday and Saturday.  Mid-Week Public Holidays: There are special rules that govern the moving of the following four public holidays: Islamic New Year, The Prophet's Birthday, The Prophet's Ascension, and New Year's Day, according to a cabinet resolution in May 2001.  Kuwait International Codes KW and KWT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .kw (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Kuwait information and news: Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Kuwait maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Kuwait), and Wikipedia (includes Kuwait commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Kuwait, 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. 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 Kuwait 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 Kuwait 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).


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 Kuwait, 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 Kuwait, before planning any trip to Kuwait. 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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