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Kuwait bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Kuwait Bank Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun Gregorian New Year
Feb.    Sat National Day
        Sun Liberation Day
Apr.    Thu The Prophet's Ascension (day in lieu)
June    Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Sun Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
Aug. 31 Thu Arafat Day Bnk+Gov
Sep.  1 Fri Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
      2 Sat Eid al Adha Holiday
      3 Sun Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
      4 Mon Eid al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
     21 Thu Hejira New Year (Islamic New Year)
Nov. 30 Thu The Prophet's Birthday
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

22 Aug 2017 Kuwaiti 2017 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2017 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year, for 5 days.  16 Jul 2017 Kuwait New Labour Law Takes Effect (Kuwait Al Youm-Kuwait Gazette) The Kuwaiti amended Private Sector Labor Law took effect this week after its publication in the official gazette following the approval by the National Assembly of an amendment linking, or rather unlinking, annual leave days, the weekends, and public holidays in Kuwait.    04 Jun 2017 Kuwaiti Mulls Western New Year Public Holiday Cancellation (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) A Kuwaiti National Assembly MP, Abdullah Fahad, has submitted a bill that would cancel the annual Western New Year public holiday, among others, in Kuwait.  12 Apr 2017 Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 27 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared that Thursday, April 27, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj.  21 Feb 2017 Kuwait Public Holidays February 25-26 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, 2017, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, without, this time, a day in lieu public holiday due to the upcoming Liberation Day annual public holiday falling on a weekend day in Kuwait.  26 Dec 2016 Kuwaiti New Year 2017 Public Holiday (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it has declared a public holiday in Kuwait, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait.  29 Nov 2016 Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 8 (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has confirmed that it would once again move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, From Sunday, December 11, to Thursday, December 8, 2016, to adjoin a nearby weekend.  04 Sep 2016 Kuwaiti 2016 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year, for 9 days.  29 Jun 2016 Kuwaiti 2016 Eid al Fitr Bank Holidays (The Central Bank of Kuwait-Kuwait City) The Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) has relayed the announcement by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), that the upcoming bank holidays for the annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Kuwait, would also run from July 5, until July 9, 2016, inclusively.  23 Jun 2016 Kuwaiti 2016 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays (Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2016 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays will be five days, "whether Ramadan is 29 or 30 days".  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Kuwait public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekends: Kuwait moved to 5-day workweeks in the early 1990's and, although many Muslim countries changed their weekend days in 2005 and 2006, weekends in Kuwait remained on Thursdays and Fridays, until 2007, when weekends in Kuwait were changed to Friday and Saturday.  Mid-Week Public Holidays: There are special rules that govern the moving of the following four public holidays: Islamic New Year, The Prophet's Birthday, The Prophet's Ascension, and New Year's Day, according to a cabinet resolution in May 2001.  Kuwait International Codes KW and KWT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .kw (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Kuwait information and news: Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Kuwait maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Kuwait), and Wikipedia (includes Kuwait commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Kuwait, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Kuwait that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Kuwait were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Kuwait, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Kuwait, before planning any trip to Kuwait. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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