Upcoming holidays in Bahrain for 2020

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Employees in the public and private sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain will have 29 days leave of public holidays expected during the year, varying between religious and national holidays.

It is expected that the lion’s share of the holidays will be in August, where the holidays will reach 11 days, while there will be 8 days in May 2020.

The official holidays of the Kingdom start from the beginning of next year, which starts on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, on the new year holiday.

The beginning of May 1st, which will coincide with Friday, and a compensation for it will be on Sunday, May 3rd.

Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, will have 5 days as holidays in May 2020. While the exact date depends on the traditional method of moon-sighting, the Hijri calendar shows May 22 (Friday) to May 26 (Tuesday) as the most probable dates – a possible long weekend.

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The day of “Arafa” leave will coincide with a Thursday, July 30, after which the Eid Al-Adha holiday will be extended from Friday, July 31st to Tuesday, August 4th.

Hijri new year falls on Thursday 20 August followed by an official weekly holiday on August 21 and 22.

Ashoora holiday will last for 4 days, as they are expected to coincide with the two days of the weekend, Friday and Saturday, on August 28 and 29, which will be compensated by Sunday and Monday, August 30 and August 31.

October will witness 3 consecutive days of holidays that starting on Thursday, October 29, the Prophet’s Birthday, followed by the two official weekend days.

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December will have 4 consecutive days of vacation, beginning with the National Day 16 and 17 December holidays that coincide with Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the official weekend days.

Date

 Day

Event

1 Jan

Wednesday

New Year

1 May

Friday

May Day

24 May

Sunday

Eid al-Fitr

25 May

Monday

Eid al-Fitr Holiday

26 May

Tuesday

Eid al-Fitr Holiday

30 Jul

Thursday

Arafat Day

31 Jul

Friday

Eid al-Adha

1 Aug

Saturday

Eid al-Adha Holiday

2 Aug

Sunday

Eid al-Adha Holiday

20 Aug

Thursday

Muharram

28 Aug

Friday

Ashoora

29 Aug

Saturday

Ashoora (second day)

29 Oct

Thursday

The Prophet’s Birthday

16 Dec

Wednesday

National Day

17 Dec

Thursday

National Day (second day)

 

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