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Qatar 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*
* Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
* Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
Fri Eid al Adha Holiday
Sat Eid al Adha Holiday
Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
Tue Eid al Adha Holiday
* Wed Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Thu Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Fri Eid al Adha Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Adha Holiday Government
Thu National Day (Founder's Day)
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Recent News and Updates

01 Oct 2014 Qatar 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.  23 Jul 2014 Qatar 2014 Eid Public Holidays (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.  25 Feb 2014 Qatari Bank Holiday March 2 (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 2, 2014, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday.  17 Dec 2013 Qatar Adds December 19 Public Sector Holiday (Qatari News Agency-QNA) The Qatari Emiri Diwan has once again declared Thursday, December 19, 2013, as a one-off public sector holiday to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, with the following Qatari weekend.  10 Oct 2013 Qatar 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.  07 Aug 2013 Qatari 2013 Eid Al-Fitr Tomorrow (Qatari News Agency-QNA) The Qatari Crescent Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), a date on which are based the related non-working public holidays in Qatar.  02 Aug 2013 Qatar 2013 Eid Public Holidays Extended (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 13 consecutive days of public sector holidays.  24 Jun 2013 Qatari Public Holiday June 25 (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Earlier this morning, Qatar's Emiri Diwan announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the power handover by the emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his son Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim.  26 Feb 2013 Qatari Bank Holiday March 3 (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 3, 2013, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday.  11 Feb 2013 Qatari 2013 Sports Public Holiday Tomorrow (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Over this past weekend, Qatar's Emiri Diwan has confirmed that Tuesday, February 12, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2013 National Sport Day.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Qatar 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: After a one year trial period in 2000, weekends in Qatar became set to Friday and Saturday.  Qatar International Codes QA and QAT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .qa (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Qatar information and news: Qatar Central Bank (Qatar central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Qatar maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Qatar), and Wikipedia (includes Qatar commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


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

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Qatar 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 Qatar 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 Qatar, 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 Qatar, before planning any trip to Qatar. 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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