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List of 2018 Public Holidays in Kuwait

Given that the Islamic calendar is determined by varying moon phase sightings, Islamic festivals and holidays change as well every year.  Because the Islamic calendar is merely based on estimates, the accuracy of the Kuwait calendar of holidays for 2018 is not definite.

For example, during the holy month of Ramadan, which happens before Eid Al-Fitr, Muslims fast in the day and feast at night. That being the case, there are some expected changes and disruptions in normal business schedules in the city. During this time, some shops and restaurants may be closed in the day. Moreover, drinking and smoking may be prohibited. This could go on for two to ten days, depending on the region.

Kuwait Public Holidays in 2018

Feb 25Kuwait National Holiday

Feb 26Liberation Day

April 13Lailat Al Miraj – The Prophet’s Ascension

June 15-17Eid Al- Fitr (The End of Ramadan, 3-day public holiday)

Aug. 21Arafat Day (Haj Day)

Aug 21-24Eid Al Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice in Islam , Qurban, a 3-day public holiday)

Sep. 11Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

Nov. 20Milad Un Nabi (The Prophet’s Birthday)

Holidays in Kuwait are subject to last-minute changes as sanctioned by the local government, just like anywhere in the world. Therefore, it is highly advisable to check the final and official dates of holidays with the embassy prior planning a trip to Kuwait.




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