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Qatar 2021 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays May 7-18

Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA)
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 27, 2022

Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to run for for 12 consecutive days of public sector holidays, as was the case last year.

As per today's announcement, "the holiday begins on Sunday May 9, 2021 (Ramadan 27, 1442) and ends on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Employees are to resume work on Wednesday May 19, 2021" for ministries, other government entities and public institutions in Qatar.

The Qatari public sector holidays, for ministries, other government departments, authorities and public institutions, for the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), lasted 12 days last year (2020-05-17), and it lasted 11 days, for the previous 6 years (2019-05-28, 2018-06-12, 2017-06-21, 2016-06-28, 2015-07-09 and 2014-07-23), while the year before that (2013-08-02) there were 13 consecutive days, and the year before, Qatar's Emiri Diwan had initially announced 11 days for the 2012 End of Ramadan public holidays (2012-08-04), but later extended it to 12 day (2012-08-14).

Recall that Qatari weekends are Friday-Saturday (1999-09-18).

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