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Public Holidays in Qatar 2024: Your List of Holidays in Qatar

Updated: Jan 25

Qatar is a land that promises an unforgettable experience. Beyond the dazzling skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls, lies a rich cultural tapestry woven with vibrant commemorations and historical celebrations.


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To understand Qatar's past and discover the vibrant essence of its present, let’s go on a journey through the public holidays in Qatar in 2024. The Qatar public holiday celebrations serve as portals to understanding the nation's values, traditions, and the stories that have shaped its identity.


List of holidays in Qatar 2024

Here is your list of 2024 holidays in Qatar, featuring both national holidays in Qatar in 2024 and Qatar government holidays, during which government offices will be closed

Date

Day

Public Holiday 

13 February 

Tuesday

10 April to 12 April (Tentative Date)

Wednesday to Friday

Eid Al-Fitr Holiday

15 June to 17 June (Tentative Date)

Saturday to Monday

Eid Al-Adha Holiday

18 December

Wednesday 

Qatar National Day

Please note that the dates for Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha are tentative and may change


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Qatar National Sports Day 2024

Qatar National Sports Day is a national holiday in Qatar dedicated to promoting health, exercise, and overall well-being. It falls on the second Tuesday of February each year. This means that in 2024 it will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 13th. Being a public holiday, Qatar National Sports Day encourages all residents, regardless of age or fitness level, to celebrate the importance of physical activity.


Here are some ways you can participate in the festivities and enjoy Qatar National Sports Day:

  • Participate in organized events

  • Be active on your own

  • Spread awareness and encourage others

  • Attend Sporting Events


Eid Al-Fitr, also known as the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims. In Qatar, the Eid Al-Fitr 2024 national holiday is expected to begin on the evening of Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, and last until April 12th. 


Here's how you can experience the magic of this Eid Al-Fitr:

  • Attend the Eid prayer

  • Visit family and friends

  • Decorate your home


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Eid Al Adha

Eid Al-Adha 2024

Eid Al-Adha, also known as the "Festival of Sacrifice," is another major national holiday in Qatar with great religious significance. Expected during June with the majority of sources saying June 15, 2024.

Eid Al-Adha in Qatar and the Middle East is a vibrant and meaningful public holiday that goes beyond the festivities. It offers a deeper understanding of the Islamic faith, tradition, and the importance of sacrifice and sharing.


 Here's how you can celebrate  Eid Al-Adha in Qatar:

  • Contribute to the sacrifice and distribution of meat

  • Attend the Eid prayer

  • Attend cultural events

  • Visit family and friends


Be aware that Schools, businesses, and most government offices are closed during the days of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. So make sure to finish anything you need quickly before the Qatar government holidays.


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Qatar National Day


Qatar National Day 2024

In 2024, Qatar National Day will fall on a Monday, December 18th to be exact. It is a day to celebrate the great history of Qatar and celebrate the official independence of Qatar in 1971. 

The National Day of Qatar is generally celebrated with 

  • Official parades

  • Fireworks displays 

  • Community gatherings 



Let the spirit of Qatar's public holidays inspire you to understand the Qatari cultural heritage, witness their vibrant celebrations, and discover the hidden treasures that lie beyond the dazzling skyscrapers.


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