Public Holidays in Qatar

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  2018 2019
Sports Day 13 February 12 February
Eid al-Fitr 15-17 June 5-9 June
Eid al-Adha 22-24 August 11-14 August
National Day 18 December 18 December
*Although not a public holiday, Ramadan is an important part of life in Qatar.

*Islamic holidays are subject to change based on sightings of the moon
It is worthwhile to note that the weekend in Qatar runs over Friday and Saturday, with Friday being the main day of religious observance.  Some businesses may only work half a day on Thursday and then shut for all of Friday. Smaller shops will either be shut all of Friday or only open after the afternoon call to prayer, while the larger shops will only be closed on Friday morning.
Furthermore, Qatar is a Muslim country, so it is only in rare cases that expats will get the traditional Christmas, New Year and Easter days off.

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