Kuwaits 2019 Public Holidays

By WhatsOn Dubai & OfficeCalenders.com


Here’s a full list of Kuwait’s public holidays in 2019

(Source, WhatsOn Dubai & OfficeHolidays.Com)


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Remember, Islamic holidays are based on the lunar cycles, so exact dates may vary – we’ll keep you updated closer to the time when the official holiday is announced.


February 25th: Kuwaits National Day

Marks the Independence of Kuwait as a nation in 1961. The 25th February falls on a Monday, with the Liberation day following on the Tuesday, there may be a chance of a long weekend…..but we’ll have to wait and see, stay tuned!


February 26th: Kuwaits Liberation Day

The 26th February celebrates the end of the Gulf War in 1991.


April 3 (dependent on moon): Isra’a Wal Mi’raj

This holiday marks the night that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) travelled from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascended to heaven. Isra’a Wal Mi’raj is observed annually on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, and falls on April 3 in 2019, according to the Hijri calendar. April 3 is a Wednesday, so it is likely that this will be a mid-week day off.


June 3 or 4 (dependent on moon) – Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr roughly means ‘breaking of the fast’ and is the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. It’s dependent on the sighting of the moon, and automatically begins after the end of Ramadan. We won’t know until closer to the time whether this will fall on Monday June 3 or Tuesday June 4.


August 10 (dependent on moon) – Arafat Day

This holiday marks the second day of the yearly pilgrimage to Haj, and will likely mean a day off. It falls on a Saturday in 2019.


August 11 (dependent on moon) – Eid Al Adha

Honouring Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, we typically get three days off for this holiday – so combined with Arafat Day, we’ll likely get Sunday through Tuesday off. This means it could be a five-day weekend in August.

According to Aujairy Calendar which is the Official Calendar of Kuwait, basically that offer the corresponding dates between Hijri and Gregorian Dates, the Official Holiday for  Government and Banks will be closed from Friday 9th August 2019 through Saturday 17th August 2019, basically a full week.


August 31 (dependent on moon) – Hijri, Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year in 2019  is likely to fall on a Saturday – we get one day off for this holiday so we may not get a long weekend, but we could be given the Sunday off in lieu…...


November 9 (dependent on moon) – Milad Un Nabi

This holiday marks Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, and is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal, which will fall on November 9 in 2019, subject to moon-sighting. This is a Saturday in 2019, which could mean we’re given Sunday off.