Qatar Public Holidays 2018


 
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Qatar bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 6 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Qatar Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day Banks
Feb. 13 Tue National Sports Day
Mar.  4 Sun Bank Holiday Banks
June 12 Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
     13 Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
     14 Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
     15 Fri Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
     16 Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday
     17 Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday
     18 Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
Aug.    Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
        Tue Eid al Adha Holiday
        Wed Eid al Adha Holiday
        Thu Eid al Adha Holiday Government
        Fri Eid al Adha Holiday Government
Dec.    Tue National Day (Founder's Day)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

29 Aug 2017 Qatar 2017 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 10 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.  21 Jun 2017 Qatar 2017 Eid Public Holidays (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.  15 Dec 2016 Qatar Public Holiday December 18 (Qatari News Agency-QNA) The Qatari Government has announced that Sunday, December 18, 2016, would be the date of the upcoming 2016 public holiday in Qatar to commemorate the annual National Day public holiday of Qatar.  05 Sep 2016 Qatar 2016 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.  28 Jun 2016 Qatar 2016 Eid Public Holidays (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.  17 Dec 2015 Qatar Adds December 20 Public Holiday (Qatari News Agency-QNA) After days of uncertainty as to what would be done, this year, to compensate the fact that the 2015 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, coincides with the Qatari weekend, the Qatari Government finally announced, earlier tonight, that it had declared Sunday, December 20, 2015, as a one-off public holiday in Qatar to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, to compensate the fact that the 2015 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, coincides with the Qatari weekend.  21 Sep 2015 Qatar 2015 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 7 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in 2015 in Qatar.  09 Jul 2015 Qatar 2015 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 once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.  09 Feb 2015 Qatari Public Holiday February 10 (Qatari News Agency-QNA) Qatar's Emiri Diwan has confirmed that Tuesday, February 10, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2015 National Sport Day non-working public holiday of Qatar.  30 Dec 2014 Qatari New Year 2015 Bank Holiday (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 Thursday, January 1, 2015, on account of the annual Western New Year bank holiday in Qatar.  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 are since 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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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 2018 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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