Here in Qatar, as in most parts of the world, the number of cases seems to remain on the rise. However, there is still much to look forward to once things start to shape up.
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Despite the situation, work and daily activities continue for many residents. And to keep track of what we will be doing or planning for the rest of the year, we must know important dates that would prove important for our activities such as vacations and family events.
Public Holidays Observed in Qatar this 2020
To help you with your planning, we will share a list of public holidays observed in Qatar this 2020:
- February 11 (Tuesday) – National Sports Day
- May 24 (Sunday) – Eid al-Fitr
- May 25 (Monday) – Eid al-Fitr Holiday
- May 26 (Tuesday) – Eid al-Fitr Holiday
- July 30 (Thursday) – Eid al-Adha Holiday*
- July 31 (Friday) – Eid al-Adha
- August 1 (Saturday) – Eid al-Adha Holiday
- August 2 (Sunday) – Eid al-Adha Holiday
- December 18 (Friday) – National Day
* Date to be confirmed.
Qatar, also as a Muslim country, observes Islamic holidays based on local moon sightings, and while the above list presents approximations, residents in the country are regularly advised to wait for the official announcement by the government as the dates draw nearer.
And, as is the case in most parts of the world, public holidays are still subject to change and approval by the government.
Since there are only a handful of public holidays observed in Qatar, we must create planned and personal schedules effectively based on these dates.
If things were different though, would you personally go on a holiday vacation in Qatar? If so, where would that be? Let us know what you think by writing in the comments section below! But until all is well and safe, we suggest you stay at home with your family and loved ones and enjoy this time to bond together and to reconnect with each other (if you still haven’t).