Kuwait Official Public Holidays In 2024

06 December 2021 Holidays in Kuwait

Embark on a journey through the 2024 calendar as we explore the rich tapestry of public holidays in Kuwait. This guide, updated with the latest announcements (Kuwait Announces Extended Holidays in February, CSC Announces Rest Day on Dec 31 and Holiday on Jan 1), offers a detailed look at the official holidays, observances, and significant dates that punctuate the Kuwaiti year, providing valuable insights for residents, expatriates, and tourists planning their schedules in Kuwait.

Public Holidays in Kuwait for 2024:

  1. New Year's Day (January 1, Monday) - Celebrate the advent of 2024 with joy and festivity on this official holiday, as declared by the Civil Service Commission (source).
  2. Isra and Mi'raj (February 8, Thursday) - A significant Islamic event commemorating the Prophet's night journey. The holiday extends for three days, including February 8, 9, and 10 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) (source).
  3. National Day (February 25, Sunday) - A patriotic celebration marking Kuwait's independence.
  4. Liberation Day (February 26, Monday) - Commemorating Kuwait's liberation, a day of national pride. This extends to a four-day holiday from February 23 to 26 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday) (source).
  5. Eid al-Fitr (April 10-12, Wednesday to Friday): Celebrate the end of Ramadan with joyous family gatherings and delicious feasts.
  6. Waqfat Arafat Day (June 16, Sunday): Partake in this spiritual day of prayer and reflection, integral to the Hajj pilgrimage.
  7. Eid al-Adha (June 17-19, Monday to Wednesday): Join in the Festival of Sacrifice, a time for prayers, charity, and family gatherings.
  8. Islamic New Year (July 8, Monday): Welcome the start of the Hijri New Year with communal celebrations.
  9. The Prophet's Birthday (September 16, Monday): Honor the birth of Prophet Muhammad with special events and prayers.

Observances and Seasonal Events:

  1. Ramadan Start (March 11, Monday): Begin the holy month of fasting, reflection, and community bonding.
  2. March Equinox (March 20, Wednesday): Witness the day and night in equal length, marking the start of spring.
  3. June Solstice (June 20, Thursday): Experience the longest day of the year, welcoming the summer season.
  4. September Equinox (September 22, Sunday): Observe the autumn equinox, a time of harvest and change.
  5. December Solstice (December 21, Saturday): Experience the shortest day, as winter sets in.
  6. New Year's Eve (December 31, Tuesday): Celebrate the culmination of the year and the anticipation of new beginnings.

Conclusion: The 2024 public holidays in Kuwait offer an insightful glimpse into the country's cultural and religious heritage. These celebrations, key for understanding Kuwaiti society, provide enriching experiences for everyone, from long-term residents to first-time visitors. Plan your year with this detailed guide to Kuwait's public holidays, and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions.

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Last Updated : 12 December 2023

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