List of Kuwait Public Holidays in 2019


Who does not love holidays especially if you are paid and get the chance to spend some extra time with their family? These are the national holidays which add up to the happy moments in your life.

Let’s enjoy an entire list of Kuwait public holidays in 2019 for the entire country.

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The list includes the official Kuwait holidays in 2019, as well as the Islamic holidays that are dependent on moon sightings, like Ramadan and both Eids.

A few things that need to be well thought-out are as follows:

Islamic holidays dates depend on the moon sighting so it is important to know Public holiday dates in 2019 can differ as we move forward with the upcoming occasions and to also to know in Kuwait, weekends are Friday and Saturday.

After the new year started it seems like KUWAIT residents and nationals can have the first KUWAIT public holiday of 2019 as early as April.

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Hold on tight as we provide you with a list of all important holiday dates this year

  • Tuesday, 1st January: New Year’s Day
  • Monday, 25th February: National Day
  • Tuesday, 26 February: Liberation Day
  • Wednesday, 3rd April: Isra’a Wal Mi’raj (Prophet’s Ascension)
  • Wednesday, 5th June: Eid Al Fitr
  • Thursday, 6th June: Eid Al Fitr holiday
  • Sunday, 11th August: Arafat (Haj) Day
  • Monday, 12th August: Eid Al Adha
  • Tuesday, 13th August: Eid Al Adha holiday
  • Wednesday, 14th August: Eid Al Adha holiday
  • Saturday, 31st August: Islamic New Year
  • Sunday, 1st September: Hijri (Islamic New Year)
  • Sunday, 10th November: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

After the new year’s holiday, the upcoming holidays are the national day and liberation day celebrations then come mostly Islamic occasions which can be changed according to the moon.

The occasion of Isra’a Wal Mi’raj (Prophet’s Ascension) is when Allah asked the Arc angel to take the Prophet at night from Makkah to Jerusalem and then to heaven above.

Other occasional holidays include Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr, followed by Hajj the most prestigious event in Islam along with Eid u Adha. All of these celebrations are part of Kuwaiti culture and holds importance in terms of national values.