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Kuwait : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dinar (KWD)
  • Between June 1st and August 31st, the law allows certain activities to stop between 12:00 and 16:00.
    Internet extension: .kw - telephone code: +965 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Friday & Saturday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 20, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday February 3, 2023Hala FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Isra and Mi'rajMuslim, Sufi
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    Saturday February 25, 2023National DayNational Day
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    Sunday February 26, 2023Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday May 16, 2023Womens' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday January 20, 2023
    School holidays : Www.moe.edu.kw
    https://www.bbs.edu.kw/
    official calendar
    Some variations between schools
    Please double check with school concerned
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Teaching languages: Arabic, English
    schools close on Friday & Saturday
    school uniforms required

    Dates confirmed till Aug 2023 for secondary schools

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
    Make a Paypal donation of euros 50 to [email protected] to purchase the full calendar for 5 countries, including Kuwaiti schools
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    Hala Festival

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    Culture : Https://www.visit-kuwait.com

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    School holidays : Www.moe.edu.kw
    https://www.bbs.edu.kw/
    official calendar
    Some variations between schools and grades
    Please double check with school concerned
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Teaching languages: Arabic, English
    schools close on Friday & Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2023 for secondary schools

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
    Make a Paypal donation of euros 50 to [email protected] to purchase the full calendar for 5 countries, including Kuwaiti schools
    Contact [email protected] to purchase a file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

    Isra and Mi'raj

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    National Day

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : In tribute to Sheik Abdallah Al-Salim al-Sabah

    Liberation Day

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    Sunday February 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the liberation of Kuwait by a multi-national force from seven months of Iraqi occupation on February 26, 1991. www.kuwait-info.com/

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Womens' Day

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    Tuesday May 16, 2023
    Culture : May 16 has been celebrated by Kuwaiti women and the supporters of their political rights as a breakthrough in the northern Arabian Gulf country after parliament in 2005 voted 35-23 and passed a bill that gave women the right to vote and to stand as candidates in the legislative and municipal elections.