Public Holidays in Qatar

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  2017 2018
Sport Day 14 February 13 February
Eid al-Fitr 26-28 June 15-17 June
Eid al-adha 2-4 September 22-24 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 for 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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