Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA)
Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2016.
As was the case in past years (20-Oct-2014, 22-Aug-2013, 21-Oct-2012, 07-Sep-2011, 02-Jul-2010 and 22-Jun-2009), this published list does not contain the days in lieu that occur when a public holiday falls on one of the weekends days as defined in Bahrain (02-Aug-2006).
In addition, once again, the aforementioned list seems based on the Arithmetic Islamic Calendar rather than the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar, and for 2016 the announced Muslim public holidays dates for the Prophet's Birthday are a day earlier than the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar, which is itself often a day early as compared to Asia and some African countries.
We therefore expect the aforementioned Muslim public holidays dates announced for 2016 in Bahrain to be changed at the last minute.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Bahrain bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (September 2015)
Bahrain 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Bahrain 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Bahrain 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Bahrain 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Bahrain 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2018-08-12: Bahrain 2019 Public Holidays Announced
• 2017-11-03: Bahrain 2018 Public Holidays Announced
• 2016-10-15: Bahrain 2017 Public Holidays Announced
• 2014-10-20: Bahrain 2015 Public Holidays Announced
• 2013-08-22: Bahrain 2014 Public Holidays Announced
• 2012-10-21: Bahrain 2013 Public Holidays Announced
• 2011-09-07: Bahrain 2012 Public Holidays Announced
• 2010-07-02: Bahrain 2011 Public Holidays Announced
• 2009-06-22: Bahrain 2010 Public Holidays Announced
• 2006-08-02: Bahrain To Change Weekend Days To Friday-Saturday